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How to Establish a Scholarship Fund

Canton Opportunity Scholarship Winner
Tony Simmons, Little Giant Scholarship Fund chairman, congratulates Krista Weaver

The creation of a scholarship fund is attractive to many donors and can be structured to benefit students at any education level or for a specific institution. Our staff handles the necessary paperwork and ensures that scholarships are distributed in an equitable manner.

For more information, please contact Mark Roberts at Community Foundation of Central Illinois at (309) 674-8730 or by e-mail at mark@communityfoundationci.org.

A Word From Krista Weaver

Little Giant Scholarship Fund 2008 Recipient

My name is Krista Weaver and I am the grateful recipient of the 2008 Little Giant Scholarship. The scholarship has provided me with the opportunity to pursue a degree in elementary education.

I am truly enjoying my courses at Spoon River College and have been blessed to maintain a 4.0 grade point average. I plan to transfer to Bradley University in the spring of 2010 and I am considering a concentration in either English or Fine Arts. However, I am leaning more in the English direction because I think that degree will be more marketable and beneficial to my students.

In addition to my education, I have participated in other activities that I hope will benefit my career as an educator. At a local dance studio, I help to teach dance classes to students of a variety of ages, as well as participate in classes myself. On Sunday mornings, I teach a first and second grade Sunday school class, which I thoroughly enjoy. During the summer of 2007 I entered the Canton Friendship Festival Pageant and was crowned the First Princess of Friendship. This was a wonderful experience and I look forward to returning to the Pageant this summer. During the summer, I also plan to help with the children’s reading program at Parlin Ingersoll Library, where I am employed.

I hope that I have represented the Community Foundation well and I give my deepest thanks for the opportunity it has provided me. As an educator, I hope to put your investment in my education to good use by giving my students the very best education I can provide.

To learn more about the Little Giant Scholarship Fund please email: littlegiantscholarshipfund@yahoo.com.

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