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Record number of CFO scholarships available

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POSTED ON BEHALF OF COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE OZARKS

RECORD NUMBER OF CFO SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is offering a record number of scholarships that open Feb. 1 for applications from students across southern Missouri interested in pursuing advanced education opportunities.

This year’s scholarship awards and renewals, which are made possible by generous donors, are valued at nearly $1 million, up from more than $958,000 awarded in the 2013 scholarship cycle. These represent some 365 named scholarship funds, with many awarding multiple scholarships to students across southern Missouri.

Information about the scholarship opportunities is available at www.cfozarks.org/cfoscholarships, where students and parents can search for scholarships by city of residence. Students also can contact their high-school counseling offices. Application deadlines vary, with the earliest due on March 7, 2014.

Several scholarships will be awarded for the first time in 2014, including:

  • The Richard E. Dorr Memorial Scholarship for second- and third-year law students who originally graduated from Springfield or Joplin, Mo. high schools;
  • The Thomas Ligon Memorial Athletic Scholarship for Ozark High School college-bound athletes;
  • The Thelma A. Stanley Scholarship for Carthage High School graduates who are majoring in education;
  • The BEST EHS Vocational Scholarship supporting Eminence High School graduates pursuing specialized training; and
  • The Jerry D. Hall Computer Science/Technology Scholarship for Monett High School graduates.

The CFO scholarships offer a wide range of opportunities for students attending public or private colleges and universities, medical or nursing schools, vocational-technical education, and funds designated for students from specific high schools by donors and alumni giving back to their communities. Amounts range from $250 to $5,000 per academic year, with many of the scholarships renewable for up to three additional years.

“We’re very excited to be offering such a large number of scholarships with equally diverse criteria,” Scholarship Coordinator Judith Billings said. “Our donors are to be acknowledged for their generous support of students in our greater Ozarks community.”

For more information about CFO scholarship programs, contact Judith Billings at jbillings@cfozarks.org, or call (417) 864-6199.

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