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Spinoso Masters Scholarship applications now available

The 2016 Spinoso Scholarship recipients (from left) were Lydia Moore, Veronica Behrens and Morgan Latimer. Blair Wright and Shelby Wood are not pictured.
The 2016 Spinoso Scholarship recipients (from left) were Lydia Moore, Veronica Behrens and Morgan Latimer. Blair Wright and Shelby Wood are not pictured.

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is accepting applications for a scholarship for master’s level or post-undergraduate education. The Spinoso Masters Scholarship, worth up to $10,000, is available to graduates of DeKalb County high schools who are working on furthering their formal education.

The Spinoso family, of Sycamore, developed the scholarship when they discovered a lack of scholarship assistance for those beyond the undergraduate years. The family, who has lived in Sycamore for more than 30 years, believes continued education provides a strong foundation for future leaders.

“We believe the leaders of tomorrow should be well educated as well as good citizens. DeKalb County, Illinois, has been an excellent place to raise our family and want to give back to our community,” Vivian and John Spinoso said in a news release about the scholarship.  

Although eligible applicants must have graduated from a DeKalb County high school, they do not need to currently live in DeKalb County. Interested candidates are encouraged to access the Spinoso Scholarship guidelines, criteria and application from the Community Foundation’s website, www.dekalbccf.org/scholarships. Applications are due by June 2.

For information, contact Grants and Community Initiatives Manager Becky Zantout at 815-748-5383 or becky@dekalbccf.org.

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