CFES: Over $500K available in scholarships

Over $500K available in CFES...

SALISBURY, Md. - The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore discusses scholarships totaling over $500,000 that are available to local students.

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) says in the 2017 fiscal year, the foundation awarded scholarships to 320 students totaling $510,000. 

"With the rising cost of education, scholarship funds are more important than ever to area students. We believe education is the key to a brighter future for students on the Lower Eastern Shore," says CFES Donor Relations Officer Heather Trader.  

Officials say there are scholarships that fit different interests and fields of study, like The Richard and Patricia Hazel Minority Scholarship which is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in education, STEM, or nursing. However, not every scholarship is for graduating seniors or four-year college students. 

Other scholarship funds include the Ocean City Parrot Head – Linda and Don Risso Scholarship, which was established with a gift of $42,868 from the Ocean City Parrot Heads, and benefits students graduating from a Worcester County public high school. In 2017, The Allen Harim Legacy Scholarship was created by the company for children of employees and contract growers wanting to attend college or trade schools. CFES says they see many organizations and businesses creating scholarships

Regarding the impact of the CFES' scholarships, Trader says, "It is exciting to watch area students turn their dreams into a reality with the assistance of our scholarships. There is no question that the Lower Eastern Shore is made a better place by community members who are investing in our future leaders." 

For more information or scholarship applications, click here.

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