Scholarship application opens

Staff report

SIDNEY — The Community Foundation of Shelby County has announced that its 2016 scholarship application is now open at

The online application is the gateway to 110 local scholarships totaling more than $160,000 in one-time and renewable awards.

“Several individuals, families and civic groups are giving students an opportunity to better afford a college education,” said Marian Spicer, Foundation executive director. “I encourage local high school seniors, current college students and adults returning to the classroom to complete the application soon.”

Some scholarships are for students graduating from a defined high school and others are county wide. Certain scholarships are for students with a specific major or who meet other qualifying factors.

“We encourage students to begin compiling their list of activities, transcript, the EFC number and requesting recommendation letters now, even though most scholarships have a deadline of March 15,” noted Spicer. “The online application can be started and then completed in future sessions, but incomplete applications will be rejected if not finished by the deadline. It will take an hour or more to complete the application, not counting the time it will take to collect required documents and data.”

The Community Foundation’s website has information and tips on a Frequently Asked Questions page to assist students in completing the form.

For information, call 497-7800 or email

Staff report