Mount Vernon News
Mount Vernon News
January 12, 2013 9:14 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — Applications for traditional scholarships offered through the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County have been sent to area high schools serving Knox County students. Current college students, who are Knox County residents, are also encouraged to apply for selected Community Foundation scholarships. The 2013 submission deadline is Feb. 19.


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The Community Foundation awards more than $600,000 per year in scholarship assistance. While the majority of grants are need-based, there are several Community Foundation scholarships which are merit-based only and which do not require applicants to provide family financial information.

The application for Community Foundation scholarships is designed to be easily downloaded and completed on-screen before printing for signature and submission. The application may be obtained by logging on to the Foundation’s website at Traditional students include those who are enrolled, or will enroll, in college within two years of their high school graduation.

The Community Foundation also offers scholarships for non-traditional students, such as adults re-training for a new career. The Special Scholarship Application for these and other special scholarship competitions, including the Gaunder Engineering, Hickman Medical and Purdy Veterinary Scholarships, will be available on-line at this time

High school students must submit their applications by the deadline to their respective guidance counselors, while students already in college must submit their application directly to the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County, One South Main Street, P.O. Box 1270, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

For further information, please contact Sam Barone, Executive Director, Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County at 392-3270 or by email at

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