Community Foundation announces more than $270,000 available in scholarships

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) has announced that nearly $273,223 in scholarships will be awarded to area students for the 2013-14 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from school districts in Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Montour, Mifflin, Northumberland, Sullivan and Union Counties.

Additionally, the foundation offers special interest scholarships, which are open to students from multiple school districts or nontraditional students.

A complete listing of all available scholarships, guidelines and applications may be found on the foundation’s website, www. fcfpart under scholarships, award opportunities.

Applications also can be obtained from each school district’s high school guidance department. Deadlines for each scholarship vary.

Endowed scholarship funds at the Community Foundation are created by gifts made by individuals and organizations.

The gifts are invested to provide income to award scholarships every year. In many instances, scholarships are awarded based on pre-determined criteria that are reflective of the personal values and interests of those who establish the funds.

The foundation works regionally and locally to bring together people, partners and places to grow local giving and investment, strengthen area organizations and results, and take on the critical issues and efforts needed to build vibrant communities and a thriving north central Pennsylvania region.

FCFP serves the communities of Lycoming, Montour, and Union Counties.

For more information on the programs and services offered by the foundation, contact the Community Foundation office at 866 901-2372.