(EFFINGHAM, Illinois – January 24, 2023) Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Bruce V. Penwell, Jr. Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship application is available online at https://southeasternillinois.org/students and the deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.
The Bruce V. Penwell, Jr. Nursing Scholarship provides scholarships to residents pursuing a nursing degree of three Illinois counties: Effingham, Shelby, and Christian. Bruce V. Penwell, Jr. was born in Pana, IL and graduated from Beecher City High School. He attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and worked in sales and marketing in the animal health industry. Bruce never forgot his ties to the region. He had a lifelong interest in the people and the surrounding rural area.
To be eligible for the award, the applicant must: be a resident of the respective county for the named scholarship or have been a graduate of a high school in the respective county for the named scholarship for which he or she is applying, be pursuing nursing at an accredited school for the next school term, with a minimum GPA that is 62% or above of the maximum grade scale (e.g., 4.0, 5.0) for the most recent three semesters of high school or higher education, have demonstrated financial need for nursing school costs and a commitment to community service and involvement with special consideration to a demonstrated commitment to care or other nursing-related activities and a commitment to pursuing nursing for each semester awarded.
Applicants will need a high school or college transcript, ACT or SAT scores (if applicable), and college financial aid information.
To apply, visit https://southeasternillinois.org/students to begin the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation Common Scholarship Application. For more information, contact Kristen Bertrand, Program Officer, at 217.342.5413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation was established in 2009 as a result of a merger between Effingham County Community Foundation (est. 1999) and Mattoon Area Community Foundation (est. 1980). Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managing permanent and non-permanent assets for the long-term benefit of communities in southeastern Illinois.