Community Foundation’s 2014 Scholarship Applications Now Available

Press Release

January 9, 2014

Community Foundation’s 2014 Scholarship Applications Now Available

 

January 9, 2014, Wheeling – The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley’s 2014 scholarship applications are now available online at www.cfov.org/scholarships/ and may be submitted until March 7, 2014.  Award recipients will be notified in May.

Competitive scholarships are primarily awarded to graduating high school seniors and range from approximately $250 – $5,000.  In 2013, the Community Foundation awarded over $170,000 to more than 100 students through its scholarship program.

Scholarships are made possible by donors who established funds at the Community Foundation. These funds are invested to grow over time and provide a permanent source of funding. “With the cost of college tuition rising, these scholarships help to ensure that Ohio Valley students have an equal opportunity to achieve their dreams and seek a college education,” said Vicki Smith, Associate Director of the Community Foundation. “With the help of our generous donors, we are pleased to offer hope for students.”

The Community Foundation’s scholarship program consists of more than 50 different scholarship opportunities established by generous individuals, families, businesses or organizations to assist Ohio Valley students.

Students are encouraged to review scholarship opportunities and apply for those which they eligible. Many awards are restricted to students graduating from certain high schools; others to students pursuing particular fields of study or attending specific institutions.

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Since 1972, The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley has connected people who care with causes that matter by making grants to organizations working to improve the Upper Ohio Valley. With assets of more than $30 million, the Foundation assisted in making more than $1.7 million in charitable grants last year. From strengthening community schools to assisting local arts programs, from building health centers to helping lives affected by violence or natural disasters, the Foundation continues to enhance our region. To learn more, please visit the Foundation online at www.cfov.org.

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