Fulton County Community Foundation Scholarships
Sports Camp Scholarships
The Nick Patterson Memorial Fund provides athletic camp scholarships for Kindergarten through eighth grade male students attending Rochester Community Schools or Tippecanoe Valley Schools.
The Deadline for applying is May 1, 2015.
Graduate School Scholarships
Students who are accepted into law school or a graduate program may apply for the Ginger Miller Higher Education Scholarship or the Frederick Rakestraw Law Scholarship. The deadline for these graduate school scholarships is July 1st 2015.
The Ginger Miller Higher Education Scholarship provides scholarships for qualified college graduates pursuing graduate or professional school degrees. Ginger Miller had a love of education and shared this passion with others throughout her life. This scholarship was created to celebrate spirit of community and education.
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Frederick Rakestraw Law Scholarship was created to provide scholarships for qualified college graduates pursuing a Degree in Law, who were residents of Fulton County Indiana for at least three (3) years during his/her high school career (Grades 9-12), who have been accepted into a graduate school program and are enrolled in any School of Law in the United States.
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Fulton County Community Foundation Preschool
The NICF is in the third year of a partnership with local preschools, schools and other organizations,to offer preschool scholarships for the children of Fulton, Miami and Starke Counties.
The goal of the program is to make one year of preschool education affordable to every child in our counties. Need-based scholarships are available to families of four-year-old children.
Many people underestimate the importance of preschool education. The expectations of what a child entering kindergarten should know have risen dramatically in recent years and local children who arrive for kindergarten unprepared often have difficulty catching up to their peers.
Eighty-five percent of a child’s brain growth happens by the age of five, and children who attend preschool are more likely to read at grade level, graduate from high school, and continue on to secondary education.
Rigorous studies have shown that for every dollar invested in early childhood education programs for low-income children, between $4 and $9 is returned to the community.
These financial returns come in the form of reduced special education costs, less grade repetition in schools, better job preparedness and a greater ability to meet future labor force demands, higher incomes due to higher educational attainment, fewer welfare payments, and lower criminal casualties and prison costs.
“It’s clear that investing in early childhood education leads to long-term community benefits that would be unwise to ignore,” says NICF Executive Director Jay Albright.
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