Press release submitted by Community Foundation of the Great River Bend|
Scholarships available for area students
BETTENDORF, Iowa – The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend will award an estimated $290,000 in scholarship aid to local students for fall 2013. Applications are now being accepted. The application process has been simplified since the launch of the Foundation's online scholarship application system.
"Students are under pressure to pay for the rising costs of a college education. Applying for and reviewing scholarships can be seen as a daunting task," said Nicole Freise, Program Associate at the Community Foundation. "The implementation of the new online system allows students to review criteria for each scholarship and apply with the click of a mouse."
Through the new system, student applications will be submitted directly to the Community Foundation. The system will also assist students in determining eligibility and ensuring their applications are complete prior to submitting.
The Community Foundation administers approximately 30 scholarship funds, all of which have been established by caring donors who are passionate about promoting and supporting higher education. These individuals, and organizations, wish to provide opportunities and assistance to students who want to further their education. In 2012, the Community Foundation donors assisted more than 225 area students in realizing and attaining their educational goals. Over the past 10 years, the Community Foundation has provided more than $2.8 million in scholarship aid to local students.
Encourage a student you know to review the scholarship opportunities available through the Community Foundation. Visit www.cfgrb.org/scholarshiplisting to review and apply for scholarships. To learn more about applying and for additional questions, contact Nicole Freise at 563-326-2840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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