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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Chipola Seeking Donors for First Generation Scholarship


The Chipola College Foundation is seeking donations for the First Generation in College Scholarship for the 2009 Spring Semester. The Florida Legislature created the scholarship program and appropriated funds for each community college to match dollar for dollar with private contributions. These new scholarships, which will be funded for the upcoming Spring 2009 semester if the local matching dollars are raised, will be awarded to students whose parents did not complete a bachelor’s degree.
Foundation Director Julie Fuqua, says, "Chipola serves many first generation college students and the potential impact this scholarship program can have on their lives, as well as their families, is tremendous. Last year through the generosity of donors and state matching funds, Chipola was able to award 25 students with First Generation scholarships."
Chipola is eligible to receive up to $12,597 in First Generation in College Scholarship state matching funds this year. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar to enable Chipola to award over $25,000 to first generation in college students during this school year.
First Generation in College Scholarship donations must be received by Nov. 14 to qualify for the dollar for dollar match. Donations may be mailed to: Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446. For information, call the Foundation Office at (850) 718-2478.

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