Corn Boil Committee offers 2 scholarships

By on June 12, 2014

SUGAR GROVE—Two $500 scholarships are being offered by the Sugar Grove Corn Boil committee to honor longtime Corn Boil officer and committee member Donna Marcus. One scholarship will go to a female, and one to a male. The scholarship application deadline is Friday, June 13. It will be presented to the winner at the Corn Boil opening ceremony on Friday, July 25.

The committee is seeking two enthusiastic Sugar Grove volunteer students who have educational goals and desires to help others. Although grades are important, the committee is looking to honor well-rounded, community-spirited students. Scholarship requirements are that the students must be residents of Sugar Grove and current volunteers of the Sugar Grove Corn Boil or Sugar Grove Public Library, or a Sugar Grove 503©(3) volunteer. The students must have maintained at least a 2.0 GPA throughout his/her most recent two years of school; be able to demonstrate a relatively trouble-free last few years; and be able to produce three character references from a parent, teacher and non-family friend.

The winners must be seniors who have been accepted to an accredited college/university or technical school or currently-enrolled undergraduates. The scholarships must apply to the tuition for the upcoming school year.

Scholarship applications must be submitted by June 13 to Donna Marcus Scholarship, P.O. Box 225, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. For more information, contact Laurene Geary at