James Rada, Jr.
(2/21) All the chicken barbequing and
burger flipping at McDonald’s has paid off. Emmitsburg student now have another
aid in financing their education. Mayor James Hoover and his wife Diana have
established The Mayor Jim Hoover’s Emmitsburg Scholarship Fund at The Community
Foundation of Frederick County.
Graduating high school seniors, students
who are home-schooled, and older returning students residing in Emmitsburg are
eligible for the scholarship. The first one will be award for the 2008-2009
“We wish everyone could afford to advance
their career and education. I know how expensive and difficult it is for kids
and their families,” Hoover said, referring to his three children who are
attending college or trade school. “With the Community Foundation’s experience
and expertise in administering scholarships, we will be able to help citizens
in the Emmitsburg community.”
During the past few months, Hoover has
hosted a chicken barbeque competition and been a guest employee at McDonald’s
to raise the money needed to start the scholarship. Now that it is a reality,
those efforts will continue to make sure the scholarship is fully funded.
Students interested in applying for The
Mayor Jim Hoover’s Emmitsburg Scholarship may do so by filling out the
Community Foundation’s Universal Comprehensive Scholarship application,
available at www.cffredco.org. Applications are due at the Community
Foundation’s office at 312 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland, 21701, by 5
p.m. on March 1, 2008. Additional information may be obtained by calling (301)
“Education is vital to the future success
of the community, and The Mayor Jim Hoover’s Emmitsburg Scholarship Fund will
ensure that success, one scholarship at a time,” Hoover said.
Those who wish to support the educational
dreams of Emmitsburg residents by donating to The Mayor Jim Hoover’s Emmitsburg
Scholarship Fund may do so by visiting www.cfffredco.org and clicking on
contribute in the upper right hand corner. Checks may also be made payable to
The Community Foundation of Frederick County and mailed to 312 East Church
Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701 with the fund’s name inserted in the check’s
memo line. All donations are tax deductible to the furthest extent of the law.
Since 1986, caring, generous citizens have
relied upon the credibility and expertise of the Community Foundation to
fulfill their charitable dreams. As a leading philanthropic organization, the
Community Foundation has awarded over $17 million in scholarships to deserving
students and grants to worthy nonprofit organizations.
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