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Community Foundation seeks applicants for over $100,000 in scholarships

FREDERICKSBURG, VA. (Feb. 8, 2013) The Community Foundation will soon award over $100,000 in scholarships to Fredericksburg area high school seniors planning to attend four-year and community colleges this fall. The deadline for submitting applications is March 4.

This year's available proceeds from the foundation's 33 different scholarship funds has grown by 40 percent. Last year, The Community Foundation awarded $60,000 to graduating seniors from throughout the Greater Fredericksburg Area.

"The Community Foundation's Scholarship Program is made possible by generous individuals and families who want to assist our area young people by advancing education," said Lisa Biever, Program Officer.

Each scholarship has different award criteria. Some are merit based; others are need and merit based. Some focus on student athletes; others support a future field of study, like nursing or business. Some are available to seniors throughout the region; others are offered only to students in specific localities or schools. Most of the winners will be announced in late April, although a few of the scholarship recipients will announced during award ceremonies prior to graduation.

Interested seniors should contact their school guidance counselors and visit The Community Foundation website at www.cfrrr.org for descriptions and criteria for each scholarship.

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Adoptive parents in Fredericksburg now have a new partner on their journey to a healthy family. In 2016, Children’s Home Society was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to extend their Richmond area post-adoptive services to the Fredericksburg area.

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Now CHS is looking to find adoptive families in the area who need support before they hit a crisis point. “It doesn’t matter which agency they adopted from, or when that happened,” said Buckheit. “We want to offer a lifetime of support to adoptive families in the Fredericksburg area, especially those who haven’t been aware of our services in the past.”

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