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Nursing Scholarship Available To Those In Effingham, Shelby, And Christian

A new scholarship is looking for nursing students. The Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Bruce V. Penwell, Jr. Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship application can be found online at www.enrichingourcommunity.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 11th.


The Bruce V. Penwell Jr. Nursing Scholarship provides a scholarship to residents pursuing a nursing degree of three Illinois counties: Effingham, Shelby, and Christian.  Penwell was born in Pana and graduated from Beecher City.  While Bruce passed away in 2020, he still has deep roots in the region. 


To be eligible for the award, the applicant must have been a resident of hte county for at least 6 months of the last two years, be pursuing nursing at an accredited school, and have a minimum GPA that is 62% or above the maximum grade scale for the most recent three semesters of high school. You must also have demonstrated financial need for nursing school costs and a commitment to community service and involvement with special consideration to a commitment to care. Applicants will need a high school or college transcript, ACT or SAT score, and college financial aid information.


To apply, again visit www.enrichingourcommunity.org/scholarships and click on Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation Common Scholarship Application.  For more information contact Kristen Bertrand at kristen@enrichingourcommunity.org.  

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