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June 14, 2023

Emily Konkel named the recipient of the 2023 Jack Graham Scholarship

(EFFINGHAM, Illinois – June 12, 2023)

Emily Konkel has been named the recipient of the 2023 Jack Graham Scholarship which is part of the Chamber Foundation of Effingham County fund. Emily is a 2023 graduate of Teutopolis High School and plans to attend Eastern Illinois University to pursue a degree in physical therapy.

The Jack Graham Scholarship was created in 2021 in honor of the late Jack Graham, a local entrepreneur. One $1,000 scholarship is awarded in Mr. Graham’s name to those going into healthcare, childcare, or a vocational trade.  Since its inception in 1996, the Chamber Foundation Scholarship program has awarded $245,000 to 207 recipients.

The scholarship program is for Chamber members, their employees & family, or any resident of Effingham County. Preference is given to those attending Illinois colleges.

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation manages more than 200 funds for the immediate and long-term benefit of communities in southeastern Illinois. For more information, contact Alex Pleasant, President/CEO of Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, at 217.342.4988 or

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