College application season is upon us. Seniors everywhere are meticulously finishing applications, filling in bubbles, and writing essays for a coveted spot at the college of their choice. And while they are tirelessly checking those boxes, their parents are checking their bank accounts. For many, college can mean a big dream come true and a big financial challenge. If you know of a gifted young adult who could use a little help paying for school this upcoming term, recommend they apply for the Barbara C. Beazley Memorial Scholarship. The reward could be just the relief your student needs to make his or her dream a reality.
The Barbara C. Beazley Memorial Scholarship Program is sponsored by The Columbia County Foundation for Children and is a tribute to Barbara Beazley’s lifelong commitment to helping children in Columbia County.
Awards are based on financial need, academic background, career goals, written recommendation, and personal interview. Qualified applicants, up to age 22, must be currently enrolled or intending to enroll in an academic or technical training program beyond high school. The deadline for applications to be submitted is May 30, 2014.
Questions about the CCFFC Scholarship Program may be directed to the Scholarship Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For paper applications visit any Columbia County High Schools Counselor’s office.
For more than 20 years The Columbia County Foundation for Children has strived to help disadvantaged children and youth in Columbia County.
By providing services such as scholarships, food, clothing, educational support and recreational activities, they strengthen children’s foundations and give them hope where there may otherwise be none. This is a very busy volunteer group. Aside from running the Barbara C. Beazley Memorial Scholarship Program, their projects include the Helping Hands Thrift Store, a Christmas gift program for children, and financial assistance for summer school and camps.
The CCFFC is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors and meets the third Tuesday of each month at the office of Bill Beazley Homes in Evans, Georgia. Referrals for assistance come largely from counselors and social workers in the school system as well as from the Department of Family and Children’s Services and area churches.
Thanks to the assistance and support of many generous donors and volunteers, their enterprises have grown and allowed many miracles to happen.
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