South Rock Island Township announces scholarship program


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Posted Online: Jan. 04, 2013, 3:03 pm
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Press release submitted by South Rock Island Township


South Rock Island Township- South Rock Island Township is announcing the Township Officials of Illinois (TOI) scholarship program for graduating high school Seniors planning to attend an Illinois college or university in the fall of 2013.

The program sponsored by the state association, TOI is for deserving Illinois students that have demonstrated a willingness to accept leadership responsibilities and serve their respective communities. TOI will award seven (7) $1,500 scholarships to graduating seniors who will attend Illinois colleges or universities this fall. Applications as well as eligibility criteria may be obtained at the South Rock Island Township Hall 1019-27th Avenue Rock Island or by contacting Susan Carpentier Township Assessor at 788-4513. On-line applications are also available at www.toi.org the official website for Township Officials. Deadline for filing applications is March 1, 2013.

"This program gives Illinois students an opportunity to learn more about the government closest to the people, township government, as well as a financial boost," says Susan Carpentier.

The Township Officials of Illinois is a private, not-for profit organization that currently represents 99% of the state's 1,433 townships. TOI has maintained a scholarship program since 1982.

"We are excited about the opportunity to work with and help students who will one day run this country," said TOI Executive Director Bryan Smith.

















 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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