Local students, parents invited to attend free scholarship info sessions

The Kosciusko County Community Foundation is offering three free informational sessions this winter. The sessions are geared toward students who are planning to enroll in post-secondary education during the 2023-2024 academic year. 

“At each session, I’ll give an overview of our traditional scholarships and then walk through the application,” said Amy Cannon, senior program officer at the Community Foundation. “I’ll also answer some frequently asked questions.”

High school seniors, current college students, and adults returning to school are all welcome to attend. Students are encouraged to visit the Community Foundation’s scholarship portal prior to the informational sessions. “If you haven’t already, create an account and preview our application,” Cannon recommends.

Attendees do not need to bring anything to the sessions, but they do need to register. Two of the three are virtual. The third is in-person, limited to 40 seats. RSVP soon!

Session 1: Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6-7pm. RSVP for this virtual event: kcfoundation.org/event/scholarship-info-1

Session 2: Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 6-7pm. RSVP for this in-person event: kcfoundation.org/event/scholarship-info-2

Session 3: Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 6-7pm. RSVP this virtual event: kcfoundation.org/event/scholarship-info-3

The Community Foundation holds more than 115 scholarship funds; over $600,000 is awarded annually to students from Kosciusko County. Funds take multiple qualifications into consideration, including financial need, involvement in extracurricular activities, work experience and more. Although scholarships cannot be used for room and board, they may be used for tuition, books and academic fees. To learn more and start an application, visit kcfoundation.org/scholarships.