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Grants are being offered through the Centralia Foundation to applicants from the Greater Centralia area engaged in studies at post-secondary institutions. Grants will be made to students regardless of race, color or creed who have officially been admitted to a college, university, seminary, community college or trade school. For most scholarships, preference is given to students with superior academic records, financial need and must be enrolled full-time during the period of the award. Grants are available from the following funds:

Rollen and Lecta Rae Robinson Fund
Preference is given to Sandoval and Odin High School graduates.

Madge E. Riechman Fund, Lillian May Harris Fund, Fred & Grace Wham Fund, Fred & Grace Wham Nursing Fund
Must be graduate of Centralia High School.

Marian Ruth Bude Fund
Must be graduate of Trinity Lutheran Elementery School in Centralia and Centralia High School or any Lutheran high school.

Paul and Jean Zimmerman Rau Fund
Must be graduate of Centralia High School and majoring in business at Kaskaskia College.

Elizabeth Edwards Education Fund
Must be graduate of Centralia High School continuing studies as a full time student in the field of education.

Elizabeth Edwards Business Fund
Must be graduate of Centralia High School continuing studies as a full time student in the field of business.

Elizabeth Edwards Medical Fund
Must be a graduate of Centralia High School continuing studies as a full time student in the field of medicine.

Hazel Bledsoe Memorial Fund
Graduate of Centralia High School pursuing a degree in education, with preference given to students pursuing a teaching degree in family & consumer sciences.

American Legion Auxiliary
Must be a United States of America citizen, graduating high school senior or GED recipient and be a resident of Marion, Clinton, Jefferson, or Washington County. Preference is given to an honorably discharged veteran or descendant of such a veteran of the armed forces of the USA.

Robert D. and Donna M. Quick Scholarship Fund
Must be a graduate of either Centralia, Salem or Odin High School, or a student or graduate of Kaskaskia College.

Jerry and Rosemary Wilson Scholarship Fund
Must be graduate of Centralia High School and preference shall be given to students attending Kaskaskia College.

J. Carl Hall Business Fund
Must be a resident of the Centralia High School District and be pursuing a degree in business.

J. Carl Hall Medical Fund
Must be a resident of the Centralia High School District and be pursuing a degree in the medical field, including, but not limited to, LPN, RN, MD, etc.

Edward F. Stephens, Jr., and Ruth A. Schwartz Scholarship Fund
Graduate from a high school in the Greater Centralia area and a third-year student.

James P. & Martha Maulding Eggers Fund
Must be a graduate of Centralia High School pursuing a course of study in a ‘STEM’ (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) subject area, or a course of study to become an educator in a ‘STEM’ area and working toward a degree.

Vaughn-Gardner Scholarship Fund
Must be a graduate of any public high school in Marion County or Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School pursuing a degree in a non-sports related area. Students receiving a sports scholarship shall not be eligible. Award is toward tuition at Kaskaskia College for 2 years plus a stipend for other educational related costs.

Scholarship applications are available online on the Centralia Foundation website at centraliafoundation.com

Applications and transcripts must be submitted by March 8, 2024 to Centralia Foundation, Attn: Nina Buchele, 115 East 2nd Street, Centralia, IL 62801.



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