Scholarships available for nontraditional college students


Two scholarships offered through funds at the Community Foundation of Jackson County target nontraditional college students, including adults whose college educations were disrupted at some time in the past.

The foundation often has trouble finding applicants for the scholarships, Vice President Sue Smith said. She oversees much of the organization’s scholarship work.

“We don’t know if adult learners planning to attend college or vocational and technical training think there are no scholarships to assist them, but there are some funds available to help them finance their educational costs,” she said. “We need students to apply.”

The funds are available through the Marvin and Mary Klaes Adult Scholarship and the Charles and Aileen Roeger Scholarship.

The purpose of the Roeger scholarship is to provide support to Jackson County adult students for tuition, fees and the cost of learning materials necessary to resume their interrupted education or vocational training. This scholarship will be automatically renewable for up to one additional year, providing a two-year scholarship opportunity.

The Klaes scholarship provides educational scholarships for county residents who have been in the workforce for at least one year and are furthering their education by pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree. It also is renewable for a second year.

Information about both scholarships is available online at Applications are due at the foundation office no later than July 15. The link to the forms is Scroll down and find “Marvin and Mary Klaes Adult Scholarship” and “Charles and Aileen Roeger Scholarship.”

For information, call the foundation at 812-523-4483 and ask for Smith or send an email to [email protected].

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