The DeKalb County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for a scholarship for Masters level or post-undergraduate education. 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 Spinoso family, Sycamore, developed the scholarship 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,” explains Vivian and John Spinoso.
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 apply online. Applications are due by Friday, June 2.
Pictured: 2016 Spinoso Scholarship recipients (left to right): Lydia Moore, Veronica Behrens, and Morgan Latimer. Not pictured: Blair Wright and Shelby Wood.