South Rock Island Township announces scholarship program


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Posted Online: Jan. 04, 2013, 3:03 pm
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Press release submitted by South Rock Island Township


South Rock Island Township- South Rock Island Township is announcing the Township Officials of Illinois (TOI) scholarship program for graduating high school Seniors planning to attend an Illinois college or university in the fall of 2013.

The program sponsored by the state association, TOI is for deserving Illinois students that have demonstrated a willingness to accept leadership responsibilities and serve their respective communities. TOI will award seven (7) $1,500 scholarships to graduating seniors who will attend Illinois colleges or universities this fall. Applications as well as eligibility criteria may be obtained at the South Rock Island Township Hall 1019-27th Avenue Rock Island or by contacting Susan Carpentier Township Assessor at 788-4513. On-line applications are also available at www.toi.org the official website for Township Officials. Deadline for filing applications is March 1, 2013.

"This program gives Illinois students an opportunity to learn more about the government closest to the people, township government, as well as a financial boost," says Susan Carpentier.

The Township Officials of Illinois is a private, not-for profit organization that currently represents 99% of the state's 1,433 townships. TOI has maintained a scholarship program since 1982.

"We are excited about the opportunity to work with and help students who will one day run this country," said TOI Executive Director Bryan Smith.

















 



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