Scholarships Help Returning College Students

The Community Foundation of St. Clair County recently approved nearly $250,000 in traditional scholarships for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year. Of the 76 individual recipients, 32 percent are returning college students. Board Chair for the Community Foundation Mike Cansfield said the Foundation has “moved well beyond one-time scholarships for graduating seniors.” Their “focus on student success through the Complete Your Degree program, attracting talent through the Come Home Award and supporting those individuals pursuing skilled trades or other certification programs.” The Foundation reached out to 152 recipients who graduated high school between 2013 and 2015. Of the 65 who responded, 92 percent have graduated with at least an associate degree with most earning a bachelor’s within four years.