An Investment In Human Potential
You can change students’ lives by supporting the
Community Foundation’s General Scholarship Fund
More and more students need financial assistance to afford the education and training required for today’s careers. We see this need first-hand at the Community Foundation, because our staff manages 69 scholarship funds on behalf of local donors. Last year, these funds brought in nearly 600 applications and awarded nearly $750,000 to 247 students.
This flexible pool of funds will offer broad support for exceptional applicants who narrowly miss other opportunities. Students like an actively involved freshman who earned a 3.36 GPA at a rigorous university, while coping with the loss of his father. He carried on, because he wanted to serve as a strong role model for his younger siblings and fulfill his dreams of diversifying the tech industry as a software developer—a field where African Americans are drastically underrepresented.
Let’s ensure that students facing uphill battles can access the best pathways to opportunity. Your gift will help provide $2,500 scholarships to talented local students. More importantly, it will open doors to the knowledge and skills that our future leaders, employees and neighbors need in order to design a brighter tomorrow.