MIAMI COUNTY — The Edison Foundation presented Edison Community College with a check for $99,343 to support student scholarships. These funds are a percentage of the foundation’s asset pool, which continues to grow thanks to the financial support of the surrounding community.
Supporting nearly 100 students with scholarships each year, the foundation has been able to increase its scholarship support to Edison Community College by six percent annually for the last two years. These scholarships are administered by the Edison Foundation and are typically bestowed or endowed by individuals, corporate partners, and civic organizations.
“For many students, these scholarships bridge a gap to college attendance and achievement that would otherwise remain unattainable,” said Kim Horton, executive director of the Edison Foundation. “Whether for one semester, one year, or the duration of a student’s successful pursuit of a degree, every dollar invested in a local student is money invested locally to help train and prepare a skilled workforce.”
It is the mission of the Edison Foundation to assist Edison Community College in meeting its educational and community service goals. The foundation accomplishes this through the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of corporate, foundation, and individual donors, and by communicating the goals and needs of the college to the communities of Darke, Miami and Shelby counties.
For more information about scholarship opportunities or to help support local students, visit www.edisonohio.edu/TheEdisonFoundation.