Applications are available for 2015 Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce scholarships: two $1,000 scholarships and one $1,500 scholarship are available.
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The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce will award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Edwardsville High School, Metro East Lutheran High School, Lahr-Well Christian Academy, or a home-schooled student living in District 7. One $1,000 scholarship will also be awarded to a student currently attending either Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) or Lewis and Clark Community College. New in 2013 was one $1,500 scholarship awarded to a student entering his or her junior or senior year of study in the SIUE School of Business.
Scholarships are made possible through fundraising each August at the SIUE Welcome Back Block Party, where the Ed/Glen Chamber serves as the exclusive beer provider. All proceeds from Block Party beer sales support the Chamber's scholarship fund. In 2012 the Block Party was taken on by the Ed/Glen Chamber’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) as their signature philanthropic effort.
“Excellent weather and large crowds the last few years led to increased sales. That continued success allowed us to introduce in 2013 an additional scholarship in the amount of $1,500, which is awarded to an SIUE School of Business upperclassman,” said President & CEO Desiree Bennyhoff.
The application is to be completed by any student wishing to be considered for one of the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce scholarships. The scholarship committee will review all applications and make awards to students whose academic history and activities show the most promise.
Applicants will be assessed according to GPA/SAT/ACT scores or equivalent, activities, awards, community service, and an essay describing their educational plans and career objectives, and why applicants feel they should receive the scholarship.
Applications for 2015 Chamber of Commerce Scholarship are available at edglenchamber.com and must be postmarked by May 8, 2015. For more information, contact the Ed/Glen Chamber office at 618.656.7600.
Chambers of Commerce honor and respect capitalism and well-informed private sector job creators as a central and foundational element of regional and national prosperity. Chambers of Commerce actively facilitate collaboration and open discussion between business and public officials through education, business advocacy and leadership. The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization, dedicated to a strong, private sector regional economy.