Foundations of East Chicago announces award of 65 College Scholarships

2013-05-28T16:13:00Z Foundations of East Chicago announces award of 65 College ScholarshipsContributed by Tyrone Spann, Foundations of East Chicago Director of Programming nwitimes.com

EAST CHICAGO | On Thursday, May 30, the Foundations of East Chicago will hold an awards celebration announcing its 2013 Scholarship Program at Ivy Tech- East Chicago Campus beginning with a reception at 5:30 pm and the formal presentation starting at 6:00 pm. The Foundation will award thirty-five (35) four-year, renewable scholarships to High School Seniors who reside in East Chicago. Students from five area high schools will receive scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $6,000 per year. The total value of the scholarships is $111,000.

The Foundation is also proud to announce the winners of the 2013 FEC-Ivy Tech Community College Scholarship. These are two-year scholarships to assist graduating East Chicago high school seniors attending Ivy Tech. Three (3) students will each receive $3,400 per year.

In addition, the Foundation will award twenty-four (24) one-time, $500 book assistance scholarships to graduating High School Seniors from East Chicago. The total value of these awards is $12,000. The Foundation will also announce the awarding of three (3) Non-Traditional Scholarships to adult East Chicagoans who are pursuing a college degree. These are one-year awards. The total value of these scholarships equal $3,000.

In total, the Foundations of East Chicago will award sixty-five (65) East Chicago residents $136,200 to help fulfill their dream of obtaining a college education. Returning scholars will also receive their continuing scholarship funds.

For more information, please contact Tyrone Spann, Director of Programming, at 392-4225 or visit our website, www.foundationsec.org for more information.

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