The Eastview Community Foundation, with money earned from foundation events and the support of the community, awarded more than $65,000 for 105 scholarships to members of the Eastview High School class of 2012.
The foundation also awarded more than $20,000 in grants to Eastview community schools, for academic, arts and athletics programs, according to a press release.
Beginning in 2000 and through this year, EVCF has awarded more than $465,000 and 820 scholarships to graduating Eastview seniors. This year, EVCF combined efforts with Eastview and added 15 Lightning scholarships formerly distributed by the high school.
For a full list of scholarship winners, visit the Eastview Community Foundation website.
This year's $20,294.20 in grants went to six of the submitted requests:
- Oak Ridge Elementary: E Readers for students
- : News studio
- : Community Garden
- Scott Highland Middle School: Kindle Fires for Math Curriculum
- : Math Tutoring
- Eastview High School: Reading Literacy Class for Challenged Readers
Proposals this year requested nearly $44,000 in grant money; unfortunately, due to limited funding, not all requests could be filled.
EVCF has provided nearly $150,000 in grants to the eligible schools in the Eastview Community since 2005 due to financial support of individuals and businesses in the Eastview school community.
A full list of EVCF funded grants can be found on the Eastview Community Foundation website.
The Eastview Community Foundation scholarship and grants award ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 in the Eastview Commons.