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Community Foundation Scholarships

Quad Cities Community Foundation

Some students from the Quad Cities will get some welcome help paying for college. The Quad Cities Community Foundation has announced the 49 recipients of scholarships totaling 457,000 dollars.

Spokeswoman Kathleen Badejo says the awards range from 500 dollars up to 11,000 dollars, with the money coming from families and some local organizations like Rotary.

"Most of them are families who are establishing a scholarship, perhaps in memory or in honor of a loved one, or if they're really passionate about education and want to support students. Often times it's individual community members and families who set up these scholarships."

Just over half are renewable, meaning the student will continue to receive the money as long as they maintain a certain grade point average.

Badejo says the Community Foundation has a 30-member committee that reviews the applications each year. And for this year, they had to consider 900 applications.
Applications for next year's scholarships, for the fall of 2022, will be accepted beginning on November lst.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.