Shelbyville Daily Union

Education

August 20, 2013

C.E.F.S. Awards Educational Scholarships

(Effingham, IL) C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation, Board of Directors recently awarded $8,000 in educational scholarships to 7 individuals who are pursuing post secondary education. The educational scholarships were made available through funding provided by the Community Services Block Grant Program from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation’s Community Services Block Grant Scholarship Program was established in 1985. The CSBG Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to limited-income individuals to pursue education and training in occupational skill areas or post-secondary education for the purpose of upgrading employability levels. In the past 28 years of the CSBG scholarship program C.E.F.S. has awarded over $326,376 in educational awards and has assisted 475 students.

A scholarship winner from Shelby County was recognized at the recent annual C.E.F.S. Board of Directors meeting. Scholarship recipient, Shelby Bass, received a certificate of recognition and a monetary award to pursue educational training.

Shelby Bass of Windsor is a graduate of Windsor High School and plans to begin her college career this fall at Lake Land College where she will begin to work toward a degree in Social Service and/or Special Education. Throughout Shelby’s high school career she volunteered to work with special needs children through her church, community and at a camp as a junior counselor. Shelby has a passion for helping people especially children who need a little extra support.

The mission of C.E.F.S. is to provide opportunities for people through education and support to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. C.E.F.S. Executive Officer, Paul White, stated, “The CSBG scholarship program truly makes a difference and provides educational assistance to individuals seeking to improve their education and the pursuit of gainful employment.”

C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation has been providing effective social services for over 48 years for low-income persons within their service delivery area. C.E.F.S. is a comprehensive human service provider in the service delivery area providing direct services, referrals and linkages to address the issues facing low-income residents and providing local community solutions to meet those needs.

For more information about the community action agency or program please contact the local C.E.F.S. Shelby County Outreach Office at 217/774-4541 or the central office at 217/342-2193 or on the agency website at www.cefseoc.org.

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