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January 28, 2014

RCCF: A resource for grants and scholarships

Starting college or a new project for a business can be very costly to many people. The Rush County Community Foundation is here to help out as much as they can.

“The Rush County Community Foundation is your local resource for grants and scholarship funds,” Executive Director Alisa Henderson said. “Beyond providing funds to worthy individuals and organizations, the Foundation provides an opportunity for families to honor or remember a loved one. The Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1991 with the mission to enrich and enhance the quality of life in Rush County. Recipients can attest that this mission has been fulfilled time and again.”

RCCF offers grants to local non-profit organizations and offers several scholarships every year to students and adults attending college. Scholarships are awarded to students while grants are given to non-profit organizations for projects that will benefit the community.

“Many nonprofit entities within the community have been awarded grant funds for special projects or equipment; therefore it’s unlikely that even you haven’t been impacted by our giving,” Henderson stated. “A few of the many organizations we’ve touched include Rush Memorial Hospital, every fire department in Rush County, parks throughout the county, Rushville Public Library, youth sports, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Changing Footprints, Easthill Mausoleum and Cemetery, The Humane Society, The Boys and Girls Club of Rush County and the list continues.”

Since the first scholarship awarded by the RCCF, they have distributed more than $905,000 from local scholarship funds to Rush County students. As far as grants, since the first grant was given in 1995, nearly $800,000 in grant funds was granted to Rush County non-profit organizations.

“Whether you’re a student starting college, currently enrolled in college, a senior in college or even an adult that is going back to school we have scholarships that can be applied for,” Henderson stated. “We have many scholarships that can be applied for.”

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