2017 scholarship application available; March 1 deadline set

The Universal Scholarship Application for both traditional and non-traditional students is now available on the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County website www.mvkcfoundation.org. The 2017 submission deadline is March 1, and all scholarship announcements will be made in May.

13161798_1020322941394151_7004871673402381776_oTraditional students include those who are enrolled, or will enroll, in college within two years of their high school graduation. Non-traditional students generally are adults retraining for an alternate career, or those enrolling in post-secondary studies for the first time.

The Community Foundation will award more than $750,000 in scholarship assistance in 2017. While the majority of scholarships are need-based, requiring submission of the F.A.F.S.A. Student Aid Report, several Community Foundation scholarships are merit-based only and do not require applicants to provide family financial information. The application for Community Foundation scholarships is easily downloaded and completed on-screen before printing for signature and submission.

Graduating high school students submit their applications by the deadline to their respective guidance counselors. Home-schooled students, students already in college and all non-traditional applicants submit their application directly to the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County, One South Main Street, P.O. Box 309, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

For further information, please contact Lisa Behr, Program Manager, Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County at 740-326-4297 or by email at lbehr@mvkcfoundation.org.

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