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:


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


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


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


Aimee Pargin.


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