Madison County Community Development has awarded a handful of scholarships to area students. The $1500 scholarships are funded through the Community Services Block Grant program, and helps low-income residents finance higher education.
Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan tells The Big Z the scholarships are based on a student’s financial need.
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Dunstan says these scholarships have been helping students for more than 20 years. Students receiving the scholarships will be attending Lewis & Clark Community College, SIUE, and Southwestern Illinois College.