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Learning

2012 Renaissance Scholarship awarded

Traci Gardner is the recipient of the 2012 Renaissance Scholarship. 

The scholarship is supported through an endowment fund at the DeKalb County Community Foundation started by Yvonne Johnson, a local educator who noticed the need for scholarship assistance for those presently working who want to begin, or return to school for a college degree.

The $1,000 renewable scholarship is awarded each summer to an eligible DeKalb County applicant. This year’s scholarship will help Gardner achieve her goal to pursue a career in nursing to work with emergent, trauma, cardiac and critical clients.

“Traci embodies the spirit of the scholarship” Anita Zurbrugg, DeKalb County Community Foundation program director, said in a news release. “Traci is active in public and civic affairs and is committed to furthering her education. The foundation is proud to be a partner in community philanthropy that supports education through scholarships in DeKalb County.”

Individuals who are interested in starting a scholarship fund at the DeKalb County Community Foundation should contact Dan Templin, executive director at 815-748-5383.

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