Effingham, IL, March 6, 2023 – The Chamber Foundation of Effingham County is reminding Effingham County residents about the March 14 deadline to apply for the 2023 Chamber Community Scholarship Program.

This program offers $1,000 general scholarships to graduating high school seniors and adults wishing to continue their education. There are no restrictions on course of study for this scholarship.

The Jack Graham Scholarship, which began in 2021, awards a $1,000 scholarship to either high school seniors or adults continuing their education who are entering the vocational trades, health care, or childcare fields.

Over the last 22 years, the Chamber Community Scholarship Program has awarded over $238,000 in scholarships to 201 recipients.

The scholarship program is for Chamber members, their employees & family, or any resident of Effingham County. Preference will be given to those attending Illinois colleges.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m.

More information about the Chamber Foundation, becoming a sponsor, or applying can be found on the Chamber website at EffinghamCountyChamber.com/Chamber-Foundation or by calling the Chamber office at (217) 342-4147.

About the Effingham County Chamber
Founded in 1917, the Effingham County Chamber is the county’s leading advocate and champion for business. The Chamber works to create a climate of growth and success in our community by providing leadership opportunities as well as volunteer programs and business-building initiatives that focus on the critical priorities of Effingham County businesses. By leveraging the support, talent, and resources of our members, the Effingham County Chamber is leading efforts to achieve business success and community growth.

About the Chamber Foundation of Effingham County
The Chamber Foundation of Effingham County is the philanthropic arm of the Effingham County Chamber. The purpose is to promote education, social, and civic awareness in Effingham County. The Chamber Foundation of Effingham County is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.