Sustainability of South Adams scholarship fund depends on public support
One of the biggest concerns of Kris Haines these days is continuing to sustain funding for the South Adams scholarship fund designated to assist local graduating seniors who wish to further their education.
In the past few years, efforts of the South Adams Scholarship Committee, under the umbrella of the Adams County Community Foundation, have increased giving from approximately $8,000 to $20,000 last spring. Haines noted that in 2007, 20 students applied for funding. That figure has nearly doubled in the past four years.
"We have not only tried to raise the amount of money available; we have tried to raise the bar on what they have to do to get their scholarships," said Haine...
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