Through its scholarship program, the Community Foundation has been helping change lives with education for more than 60 years.
The earliest fund, the S. Rudolph Light Medical Education Scholarship, was established in 1954.
Now, according to Scholarship Manager Nancy Timmons, the Community Foundation administers 53 Scholarship Funds that in 2014 provided local students with more that $1.1 million in scholarships.
"Each of our scholarships is unique and has its own purpose and eligibility criteria," Timmons explains. "And our website has become the area’s central access point for information about scholarships sponsored by school districts and other local organizations.
"Ultimately, our scholarship program is all about people," she concludes. "It’s about individuals who are able to attend college and whose lives are changed by the generosity of donors."