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Applications welcome for Oneida Scholarship Fund

Keystone Community Services announces the availability of scholarships for adult learners who are residents of the West 7th neighborhood of St. Paul. These funds are from money that remained after the closing of the Oneida Education Center that once operated in the West Seventh area. The St. Paul Foundation currently provides financial management of this fund.
Between one to four individual grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 will be made to those chosen by the selection committee. Grants must be used towards a certificate or degree granting post-secondary education or training program and/or expenses that will enable the adult learner to pursue education or training. Funds will be paid directly to the school or vendors for directly related expenses such as tuition, books, bus passes, child-care, etc. or to the student on a reimbursement basis with appropriate receipts for those expenses.
Candidates must be 18 years old before September 2019; reside in the West 7th neighborhood (along West 7th Street between downtown St. Paul and Fort Snelling, I-35E and the Mississippi River); be currently enrolled in a certificate or degree granting post-secondary education program in the year in which the grant is made — undergraduate programs only. For other details and application forms call Julie Murphy at 651-504-2246 or e-mail Past recipients are not eligible.
In addition to completing the Grant Application Form, applicants are asked to provide two recommendations from teachers, counselors or employers on forms provided; current high school or post-secondary transcripts; and proof of income.
Completed application materials must be submitted to West 7th Community Center by February 28, 2019 or postmarked by that date and mailed to: Keystone Community Services, Attn: Julie Murphy, 265 Oneida Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102.

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