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Mayor’s scholarship fund established with Community Foundation

James Rada, Jr.
Emmitsburg Dispatch

(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 academic year.

“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) 695-7660.

“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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