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The Foundation today announced the awarding of $38,300 through the Leicester Savings Bank Fund that will improve the quality of life for Leicester residents. Those who received funding will help make a positive difference for the Leicester community’s vulnerable citizens by improving life through community development, education, recreation, the arts, or human services.
The following organizations received grants from the Leicester Savings Bank Fund:
Greater Worcester Community Foundation today announced the awarding of $37,900 through the Leicester Savings Bank Fund that will improve the quality of life for Leicester residents. Those who received funding will help make a positive difference for the Leicester community’s vulnerable citizens by improving life through community development, education, recreation, the arts, or human services.
The Foundation announced the awarding of $8,500 through the Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield. Those organizations receiving funding will help improve the lives of residents through civic and community projects.
The following organizations received grants from the Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield:
“This year we’re excited to award grants to first time recipients Brookfield Institute and Club Scout Pack 159,” said Sarah Shugrue, GWCF Program Officer. “Both organizations will help foster cultural enrichment to Brookfield residents with placing signage along the Quabog Pathway and developing a veteran’s storytelling project."
The Foundation recently announced the awarding of over $630,000 in college scholarships to local residents for the 2017-18 academic year. Awards ranged from $300 to $5,000 and were given to 390 students who are beginning or continuing their college educations. Recipients throughout Worcester County were selected through a highly competitive process on the basis of merit, financial need and special criteria established by the foundation’s donors.
Since the scholarship program began in 1978, the foundation has awarded $10.5 million to 7,318 students through 130 scholarship funds, each endowed by local donors with eligibility criteria reflecting various interests. More than 167 volunteers on 50 selection committees awarded the scholarships, the highest number of awards and annual scholarship payout in the history of the foundation.
Students from the following high schools will be receiving scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year:
· Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School
· Algonquin Regional High School
· Assabet Valley Vocational High School
· Auburn High School
· Bartlett High School
· Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School
· Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional High School
· Burncoat Senior High School
· Claremont Academy
· Clinton Senior High School
· David Prouty High School
· Doherty Memorial High School
· Douglas High School
· Fitchburg High School
· Grafton Memorial High School
· Holy Name Central Catholic Jr/Sr High School
· Leicester High School
· Leominster High School
· Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science
· Milford High School
· Millbury Memorial Jr/Sr High School
· Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School
· Murdock Middle/High School
· Narraganset Regional High School
· Nashoba Regional High School
· Nipmuc Regional Middle/High School
· North Brookfield High School
· North High School
· North Middlesex Regional High School
· Northbridge High School
· Oakmont Regional High School
· Oxford High School
· Quabbin Regional High School
· Shepherd Hill Regional High School
· Shrewsbury High School
· South High Community School
· St. John's High School
· St. Peter-Marian CC Jr/Sr High School
· Sutton Memorial Jr/Sr High School
· Tahanto Regional High School
· Tantasqua Regional High School
· University Park Campus School
· Uxbridge High School
· Wachusett Regional High School
· West Bolyston Jr/Sr High School
· Westborough High School
· Whitinsville Christian School
· Winchendon School
· Worcester Technical High School
The Foundation’s scholarship program enables college-bound high school seniors to be considered for multiple opportunities through a single online application. The next application cycle will open in early January 2018.
For more information, please contact Scholarship Program Manager Beckley Schowalter at email@example.com.
The Alice C. A. Sibley Fund was established in 2004 at the Foundation as a permanent endowment to serve area residents who have limited access to eye care and specialty ophthalmology services. We have approximately $24,000 available each year for local direct services in optical health. The Mary B. Grogan Fund for Youth, created in 2001, in dedication of Mary Grogan’s decades of leadership in the Worcester County 4-H Foundation, the fund specifically benefits young residents of Millbury.
Alice C.A. Sibley Fund
Greater Worcester Community Foundation today announced the awardees of its 2016 Summer grant program. The Foundation recognizes that the summer months represent unique opportunities and risks for young people, and award grants for school summer vacation programming.
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