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Education

Local scholarships available for Henry-Senachwine students

HENRY — Several college scholarships of local nature are available for high school seniors in the Henry-Senachwine School District.

The Henry Chamber Scholarship Committee is announcing that the applications for these scholarships are available now from the office of the guidance counselor at Henry-Senachwine High School. The applications can be obtained from the guidance office by the senior student or his/her parent; they are to be completed and returned to that office by March 1.

These scholarships include the Dewey Family Scholarship, the Finfgeld Family Scholarship and the Henry Chamber of Commerce Scholarships. Both the Dewey and Finfgeld Scholarships are endowed by the respective families from the Henry community. The Henry Chamber of Commerce Scholarships are sponsored by the local/current Chamber of Commerce of Henry.

The Dewey Scholarship is for a Henry-Senachwine senior student who plans to attend a four-year college or university. It is a $1,000 scholarship per year for four years. The Finfgeld Scholarship is for an HSHS student attending a two-year community college in the area — Illinois Central College, Illinois Valley Community College or Blackhawk College. It is an award of $1,500 each year for two years as the student remains in good standing. The Henry Chamber of Commerce Scholarships are awarded to the valedictorian and salutatorian of the graduating class of HSHS. The Chamber Scholarships are a $1,000 award for each for one year.

The Henry Scholarship Program has been operating consistently for many years for the benefit of students in the local high school, Henry-Senachwine. The operation of this Scholarship Program is conducted by the Henry Chamber Scholarship Committee currently chaired by Meaghan Dean, a faculty member of HSHS. Attorney Ryan Anderson serves as the vice chairman. Other members of the current committee include Dr. Jon Hill, Marjorie (Finf­geld) Hunt, Joyce Wood and Kenneth Williamson.

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