Community Foundation Scholarship Deadline Set

There is still time for students to apply for college scholarships from Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

In 2014, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis made 93 scholarship awards from 26 different scholarship funds, totaling $124,205 to 89 students. Awards supported young people ranging from community volunteers to string musicians.

In 2015, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis is accepting scholarship applications from area students in a variety of categories. The application deadline for the Don Poier Memorial Scholarship has been extended to March 13. All others are due on April 1.

Scholarship award amounts average between $500 and $1,500. There are opportunities for graduating seniors from Shelby County Schools, charter schools, Achievement School District schools, the municipal high schools, and independent schools.

Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, economic need, and be attending an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational program. Students may apply for more than one scholarship, and there is no application fee. As with all charitable grants, recipients are not required to pay back the funds. All scholarship awards are for one year only but several funds allow recipients to re-apply.

For a complete list of 2015 funding opportunities and more information about the Community Foundation’s scholarship program, please visitcfgm.org/scholarships.

 

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