Scholarships Available In Sangamon County

Feb 22, 2016

Betsy Weidner and Harry Berman
Credit WUIS

Who doesn't need some help paying for the rising cost of college.  But the price of tuition can be an obstacle to many students wanting to continue their education. 

The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln has 28 scholarships offered, with the deadline for most fast approaching.  Some have few requirements, others are based on ethnicity, high school and majors.  You can find more details and a full listing here.

The Foundation can also help you develop a scholarship.  In some cases, they are done as a memorial to a deceased loved one.

"Sometimes, when that happens, people make a one time gift in someone's name,"said Betsy Weidner, Director of Accounting and Finance for the Foundation.  "If you open a scholarship, this is a way for their name to be remembered forever."

"We're challenged as a state and a country in order to provide support for students for what has become a necessity, post-secondary education.  We're happy that generous people in our area have provided some support for those who want to go forward with their education," said Dr. Harry Berman, who serves on the Foundation Board.