Madison County Community Development handed out fourteen Community Service Block Grant Scholarships last week, totaling more than $10K. Each student awarded this year will receive $750 for their fall semester, and an additional $750 for their spring semester if they maintain a high enough GPA. The students, all from the area, are attending L&C, SIUE, SIUC and SWIC. The Big Z spoke to County Recorder Amy Meyer who told us many of the programs are for what she called "hard-skill programs".

 

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The Community Service Block Grant Scholarship Committee selected the 14 students. Funding was provided through Madison County Community Development, who focuses on helping low-income residents.

Students awarded:

LC:

Houston Hardman of Alton, Breauna Jackson of Alton, Jennifer Lane of Alton, Jordan Jackson of Alton, Cory Howard of Cottage Hills.

SIUE:

Dylan Arnold of Bethalto, Gabrielle DeRouen of Edwardsville, Brejani Owens of Edwardsville.

SWIC:

Timothy Aclan of Maryville, Tanya Gaddy of Granite City, Taylor Gordon of Granite City, Alexis Mistrurak of Granite City, and Payton Pavia.

SIUC:

Aimee Pargin.

 

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