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Continuing Education Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

OCCF Report

Your Owen County Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for continuing education. OCCF’s scholarship process for students continuing their education is explained on OCCF’s website at www.owencountycf.org on the Scholarships page under the section for Adult Students. Persons interested in applying for these scholarships must submit their Pre-Application electronically by Wednesday, November 20, 2013 and their Application by Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

“We offer seven scholarships with a unique focus on currently enrolled college students, as well as adult students who might be starting college or vocational programs later in life or returning to finish a degree they started earlier,” said OCCF’s Marilyn Hart.

The following scholarships for continuing education will be awarded for 2014-2015:

Burns Family Scholarship

To encourage adults to pursue a two-year vocational/ technical degree or certificate, the Burns Family of Gosport established their scholarship. Adults living in Owen County who are continuing their education or returning to school for vocational/technical programs are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

James Root Scholarship

The Spencer Christian Church honored their former pastor James Root at his retirement by creating this scholarship. Residents of Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, and Owen County, Indiana are eligible for this scholarship if they will be attending a Christian based college or seminary to pursue a career in Christian ministry or to gain a Christian perspective for any career of their choosing.

Judy Hamilton Educational Scholarship

As an editor and businesswoman, Judy Hamilton created her scholarship out of strong commitment to pass back the value of education to students living in Owen County. The Judy Hamilton Educational Scholarship is available to Owen County residents who are adults returning to college, as well as current college students continuing to study for a Bachelor’s degree.

Michael D. Magner Scholarship

This new post-graduate scholarship is open to Owen County adult college students studying for a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. An applicant must have completed 60 or more preprofessional credits as required by their college or university and provide proof of acceptance in a DVM program for the upcoming academic year.

Tri Kappa Continuing Education Scholarship

The local Alpha Delta Chapter of Tri Kappa supports this scholarship dedicated to women who are returning to college to pursue a degree. Women must live in Owen County, be age 25 or older, and return to college to work toward a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree, and enroll for a minimum of six credit hours.

Margaret Marley Pinkston Scholarship

Margaret Marley Pinkston founded her scholarship with hopes of helping Owen County residents further their education. This scholarship is available to Owen County residents who are current college students as well as adults returning to undergraduate studies for a four-year degree.

Roma Wilson Scholarship

The Roma Wilson Scholarship was created by the Wilson family to honor their mother, a long-time educator in Owen County. This scholarship is open to Owen County women who are continuing in or returning to undergraduate studies in a two or four-year college/university program, a technical or vocational degree program, or GED preparation courses.

The Owen County Community Foundation is committed to helping our communities become better places to live, grow, and work. Scholarships are one of the great ways OCCF donors pitch in to help support education in our community. Questions about scholarships and the OCCF can be directed to Marilyn Hart at 829- 1725, or by email to marilyn@owencountycf.org.

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