Community Action offers $1,000 scholarship


By Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com



The Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc. Community Services Office is now accepting applications for a $1,000 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Scholarship.

The CSBG Scholarship helps provide training or retraining required for the Logan County job market. The scholarship is open to income-eligible individuals wanting to return to school or continue their education.

Scholarship benefits can be applied to fees, tuition, or textbooks at a college or university, vocational or technical school, or a trade or professional program.

Applicants must live in Logan County, have a high school diploma or equivalent, show proof of household income within federal poverty guidelines, and complete an application form. Applications are due by March 31, 2016.

For more information, contact the local Community Services Office at 270-726-2459 located at 235 East 4th Street in Russellville.

Community Action of Southern Kentucky is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation funded by Federal, state, and local government funding, private contributions, and user fees. Community Action is governed by a board of directors, representing elected officials, community representatives, and low income citizens and advocates. Professional and dedicated support staff are assigned to the various programs in each county. With a budget and assets over $15 million, Community Action maintains approximately 35 program facilities in our 10-county area.

Community Action of Southern Kentucky respects its customers. The non-profit treats everyone with dignity and respect and conducts its business with strong ethical values. These values include honesty, respect, trust, responsibility, and fairness and the agency maintains the highest standard of ethics with customers, employees and communities.

The agency is committed to collaborating with community partners and customers to enhance its ability to maximize the impact and resources. Community Action of Southern Kentucky recognizes and accepts its responsibility to the communities it serves.

Those who work for Community Action of Southern Kentucky work to strengthen families and other support systems. They make positive educational, social, and health interventions available so that families, individuals and children will succeed in school and life.

By Chris Cooper

ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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