Foundation Offering $175,000 in Scholarships for 2013

Contact: Liz McClure, 816.836.8189 Truman Heartland Community Foundation

EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. (February 27, 2013) – Scholarship season is in full swing and Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF) has more than 150 scholarships valued at approximately $175,000 available for Eastern Jackson County area high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students pursuing a higher education degree, including technical schools. Many scholarships have application deadlines in March 2013. For a complete list and to view all applications, visit the Grants & Scholarships section of www.thcf.org. In 2012, nearly $175,000 was awarded from 69 scholarship programs to 157 student recipients. The average scholarship was $1,100 with the largest scholarship totaling $4,000. One long-standing scholarship is The Bess Wallace Truman Scholarship sponsored by the Junior Service League of Independence. It’s awarded to area women preparing for their undergraduate education who demonstrate a commitment to service and uphold the high ideals of Bess Truman. Since 1999, $39,000 has been awarded to 37 area graduating female high school seniors. Truman Heartland Community Foundation is a public charity committed to “improving area communities by promoting private giving for the public good.” Founded in 1982, THCF continues to serve the region with assets reaching $28 million and annual grants surpassing $3 million. THCF provides a wide range of services to donors and grant seekers alike. For more information on charitable giving, visit www.thcf.org or call THCF at 816.836.8189.

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