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Goodwill funds scholarships at Kishwaukee

Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:00 p.m. CDT

MALTA – Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois awarded Kishwaukee College $2,000 in scholarship funds targeted to help people with barriers to advance their education, enabling them to build a better future for themselves, their families, and the community as a whole. Funds were raised from the Goodwill Diva Dress Sale and Fashion Show last April. The funds were given to the Kishwaukee College Foundation, which oversees the award process for students. 

“This scholarship program is a perfect match for Goodwill’s mission of helping individuals with barriers to achieve the dignity of work through advanced education at Kishwaukee College,” said Sam Schmitz, president of Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois.

The annual Goodwill Diva Dress Sale and Fashion Show raises funds for scholarships at seven community colleges in Goodwill’s service area. Other colleges that received scholarships are Rock Valley College, McHenry County College, Sauk Valley College, Blackhawk Technical College, Highland Community College and Illinois Valley Community College. This is the second year Goodwill has funded scholarships to Kishwaukee.

“These types of scholarships that are targeted to students with disabilities have a huge impact on those who receive them,” said Marshall Hayes, director of development for the Kishwaukee College Foundation.

“We really appreciate the support of Goodwill and their commitment to keeping quality education affordable and attainable for all of our students.”

For information about the Goodwill scholarships, contact Courtney Geiger at 815-987-6226.

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