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Spinoso scholarship applications available

Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Last year's Spinoso Masters Scholarship recipients Rachel Lux (right) and Wayne Duerkes (left) are pictured with donors John and Vivian Spinoso at the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is June 20.

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is taking applications for a scholarship that focuses on education beyond an undergraduate degree. 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 scholarship was developed by the Spinoso family of Sycamore when they discovered a lack of scholarship assistance for those beyond the undergraduate years. The family, which 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.

Last year’s Spinoso Masters Scholarship recipients were Wayne Duerkes of Somonauk, Katelyn Herrmann and Quinn Bolander of Sycamore, Caleb Duvick of Sandwich and Rachel Lux of DeKalb.

Although eligible applicants must have graduated from a DeKalb County High School, they do not currently need to 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. Applications are due June 20.

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

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