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Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois announces 2009 scholarship recipients

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[August 07, 2009]  The Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois has announced 10 recipients of 2009 Community Service Block Grant scholarships.

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity made funds for seven scholarships available to income-eligible individuals of high academic merit or potential. The winners of these scholarships are Kathryn McIntosh of Logan County, Catalina West and Jennifer Oney of Mason County, Amanda Watkins and Amber Watkins of Menard County, Kourtney Haas of DeWitt County and Amber Warmbier of Piatt County.

Three additional scholarship awards were made possible by CSBG American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. The beneficiaries of these additional funds are Ashley Bundy, Jonah Cooley and Cody Haas of DeWitt County.

The recipients each received a $1,000 scholarship at a Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois governing board meeting on July 30. Checks were presented by Steve Lobb, board president, and Angela Stoltzenburg, executive director.

The scholarship applicants attend an Illinois college and reside in one of Community Actionís six counties: Fulton, DeWitt, Logan, Mason, Menard or Piatt. The funds will be used toward expenses incurred while continuing their education.

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Kathy Shepherd, CSBG director, said, "It was a real challenge for the board members to choose the recipients this year because the applicants were so academically qualified and deserving of this educational grant."

Community Action serves low-income residents in many capacities, including the Community Service program, LIHEAP, Weatherization, Senior Nutrition and Transportation, Home Care, Foster Grandparents, CSBG Small Business Loan program and Head Start. For more information, visit

[Text from file received from Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois]

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