The Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council is pleased to honor Grace Christian Academy for “Treekeepers Documenting Scott County” project. The YGC greatly appreciates your work with youth in our community. Mary Jones accepted the grant at the 2020 Annual Dinner and Recognition Program at the Mid America Science Park at 2 pm on Sunday, August 9, 2020.
The Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council is pleased to honor Grace Christian A…
The 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available for all residents of Scott County who will graduate from either Austin or Scottsburg high schools by the end of June 2021. The scholarship program is available through the Scott County Community Foundation. All applications must be submitted online. The link to the application can be found in the Scholarships and Grants menu (Scholarships sub-menu) on the Community Foundation’s website, scottcountyfoundation.org
The online portion of the application will be due on Friday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. Applicants will then be required to write and submit two essays in person at their choice of Austin or Scottsburg high schools, with the date to be determined. Students will receive one writing prompt in advance, and one extemporaneous topic will be given during the night of the essay. Students may attend either session to write their essays regardless of where they attend school.
The Community Foundation is also hoping to host a workshop to explain the FAFSA and scholarship application process. More information will be provided as the schools continue finalizing back-to-school plans.
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program provides full tuition, required fees and a special stipend of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study at any Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Thirty-nine local students have been named recipients since the program started in Scott County in 1998.
The Scott County Community Foundation is located at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg. For information, call 752-2057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an effort to assist nonprofits with capacity building, the Scott County Community Foundation will be hosting quarterly lunch and learn sessions. Board members, volunteers and staff of nonprofit organizations are highly encouraged to attend.
The third session in the series is “The Keys to Volunteer Management.” Volunteers provide an invaluable service to nonprofit organizations. Attend this session to discover effective methods for determining the wants and needs of volunteers in today’s changing environment. Learn why people volunteer and how to best utilize that motivation to fit your needs. This session addresses recruitment trends, where to look for the volunteers of tomorrow, and how to keep the volunteers you have.
The session will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center. It will be led by nonprofit consultant, June Miller. The last session, “The Nonprofit Board of Directors That Works,” will be held on Sept. 15.
“We are pleased to continue our nonprofit workshops for the fourth year,” said Community Foundation Executive Director Jaime Toppe. “We’ve really seen a growth in local nonprofits as they implement ideas they’ve learned, and they enjoy the networking provided through the sessions.”
“I advise staff and volunteer board members to support your organization by attending,” said Toppe. “Our grants committee will look favorably upon organizations that apply for funding from the Community Foundation, and have shown a desire to build their organization’s capacity through attendance at these sessions.”
The cost for attending is $10 per person and includes lunch. Registration is due one day prior to the session, and can be made by calling the Scott County Community Foundation at 812-752-2057 or emailing email@example.com