— Generous donors who believe in the value of higher education will help 121 local students achieve their goals when they go to college this fall.
Area students will benefit from 131 scholarship grants totaling $165,515 awarded by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF). The annual scholarship awards came from 51 CFGF Scholarship Funds serving students from across Genesee County.
“We are grateful for the generosity of many individuals and organizations that believe in the value of higher education and have established scholarship funds to help others reach their goals,” said Ann Marie Van Duyne, Vice President of Philanthropic Services. “We are proud to offer a scholarship program that provides a permanent investment in the future of our young people.”
Scholarship grants ranging in size from $500 to $5,000 were awarded at 26 area high schools. Students residing in Genesee County accounted for 93 percent of the grant awards; and 16 percent of grant dollars went to Genesee County institutions. Over 180 volunteers were involved in this year’s selection process.
A searchable scholarship database is available on the CFGF website at www.cfgf.org.
Selection criteria vary depending on donor preferences. For more information about the 2010 scholarship program, or to learn how to establish a scholarship fund, call 810-767-8270.
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) serves the common good in Genesee County—building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and developing the community’s permanent endowment—now and for generations to come. Since 1988 the Community Foundation has granted more than $80 million to nonprofit organizations to build a thriving community. CFGF serves Flint and all of Genesee County including its geographic affiliates in Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flushing and Grand Blanc. — G.G.