2017 Starke County Community Foundation Summer Scholarships
Back Home Again in Indiana Scholarship
The fund is designed to give preference to non-traditional students who wish to further their education and/or training as a way of enhancing their employment skills.
Qualified recipients include adult students who wish to re-enter the job market, advance in their current field, or enter the job market for the first time after hardship circumstances, such as divorce, health complications involving family members, loss of employment, or other obstacles. This scholarship also supports students who are invested in their communities as well as working towards a college degree.
Megan Elytha Jean Sahlhoff Music Scholarship
Must be graduating seniors of North Judson San Pierre High School pursuing a career with a major or minor in the field of music or a music related field, (i.e. Band, Choir, Theater, etc.) show good citizenship and financial need.
Download the applications in the Summer Scholarship Packet -- Deadline - Friday July 7, 2017
QUESTIONS? Contact the Northern Indiana Community Foundation scholarship coordinator at 574-223-2227 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Starke County Community Foundation Preschool Scholarships
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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