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Scholarships Awarded to Local Students

July 6, 2017

On June 29th, Kendall-Grundy Community Action Advisory Board members Jane Swinney and Kathy Braden, awarded 8 area students with Community Service Block Grant scholarships at its annual dinner at Maria’s restaurant in Morris, Illinois. The Scholarships are made possible by funding from Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The recipients were chosen on a competitive basis, upon scholarship potential, commitment to civic affairs and career goals. The scholarships were awarded in the amount of $1,500. Student, Tia Carr also received the distinguished Charles Girot Scholarship, an additional $250. Charles Girot served on the Community Action Advisory Board for twenty-five years. If you would like to donate to the Charles Girot Scholarship Fund please contact the Kendall County Health Department at (630)553-9100.

The scholarship recipients are:

  • Tia Carr of Kendall County- Aurora University for Communications and Non-Profit Leadership Studies
  • Dajanai Lyles of Kendall County- Aurora University for Elementary Education and Spanish
  • Jori Roysdon of Kendall County- Waubonsee Community College for Biology
  • Jacob Halstead of Grundy County- Bradley University for History Education
  • Raquel Brady of Kendall County – Illinois Institute of Technology for Mechanical Engineering
  • Leah Theodor of Kendall County—North Central College for Biology and Environmental Studies
  • Precious Perez of Kendall County—Waubonsee Community College for Graphic Design
  • Crystal Torres of Grundy County – Joliet Junior College for Nursing

008In the picture, from front left to right, are Precious Perez, Tia Carr, Crystal Torres, Leah Theodor, Jori Roysdon, Raquel Brady, and Jacob Halstead. Not pictured: Dajanai Lyles. 

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