OACDG Scholarship applications available

Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group

The Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group is happy to announce that scholarships will again be available through its Chamber Scholars program, now in its 23rd year. Deb Bruxvoort of the OACDG stated, “This year brings some exciting improvements. First of all scholarship minimum is now $1,000 rather than $500. Secondly we are partnering with 52577 Scholarship, which means any contributions to the program are tax deductible, and can be made in any amount. If one chooses to donate $1,000 it will be awarded this year. If one wants to contribute to the perpetual scholarship fund through 52577, any amount may be donated to be used in future years.”

High school seniors living in Mahaska County and attending any high school are eligible to apply. Pick up information from your school counselor, from the Oskaloosa Area Chamber office or at www.oacdg.org/events/scholarships.php where you will find a link to the fillable form. Scholarships are sponsored by area businesses and industries. Last year $12,000 was distributed to 21 students.

The application requests such information as participation in school and community activities, as well as a short essay. On-line applications and school transcripts are due no later than Monday, April 8, 2019.

“Businesses and individuals are encouraged to contribute to the scholarship fund as well. Each year we’ve maintained our level of giving. This year we would like to increase this level. It’s important to support our youth and make it easier for them to attend college,” Bruxvoort continued. “Perhaps you can contribute financially to the fund, or perhaps participate in the annual OACDG Golf outing set for Friday, May 10. The golf outing raises additional funds for scholarships.”

For further information to apply or to contribute to the fund contact the Oskaloosa Chamber at 641.672.2591 or email dbruxvoort@oacdg.org.

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