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The Shelby Foundation awards $115,000 in grants

Shelby seniors received thousands of dollars in scholarships on May 16, with a significant amount coming from the Shelby Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of donors and through 32 different scholarship funds hosted by the foundation, $115,000 in scholarships was awarded to district graduates.

“No other school district in the area offers this type of financial support to graduating seniors,” said Carrie Kemerer, executive director of the foundation. “Year after year, it is inspiring to see the financial assistance donors provide to students. In most cases, our donors don’t even know who these students are, but want to help them as they navigate higher education.”

Scholarship recipients are determined by selection committees usually composed of fund representatives, community leaders and educators. Each scholarship has its own criteria for selecting applicants, with most based on academic merit, financial need, community involvement, career choice and extracurricular activities. The high school guidance office administers the scholarship application and recipient selection process. No Shelby Foundation board or staff member serves on a selection committee.

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This article originally appeared in Mansfield News Journal: The Shelby Foundation awards $115,000 to scholarship recipients

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