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Garfield Farm Scholarship Within Community Foundation

Elburn Herald

Garfield Farm Museum announces scholarship

CAMPTON HILLS—Garfield Farm Museum announced its annual $2,000 scholarship for graduate studies in museum administration, which now includes historic archaeology. Applications must be made by Monday, Jan. 31.

The Garfield Farm Museum Historic Administration Scholarship Fund has been established within the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. This annual scholarship is focused on students at the masters level or higher, pursuing degrees in historic administration, archaeology, public history, museum administration or related fields of study who preferably have demonstrated a strong commitment to the preservation of historic sites through their studies, work experience, volunteer or other community activities.

Ron Yenerich, a friend and donor to Garfield Farm Museum, is underwriting the scholarship.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley (formerly known as the Aurora Foundation) handles all the administration of the scholarship funds and applications. Potential applicants from the southern half of Kane County and Kendall County enrolled at an accredited college or university are encouraged to inquire of the Community Foundation by calling (630) 896-7800 or visiting CommunityFoundationFRV.org. Outstanding candidates that live in close proximity to the valley in Will, DuPage or northern Kane County, will also be given due consideration.

The successful candidate will also be given special consideration if she or he later applies for the Garfield Farm Museum’s Graduate Student Internship Program.

For information call (630) 584-8485 or e-mail info@garfieldfarm.org.

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

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