Kendall-Grundy Community Action Advisory Board members Jane Swinney and Kathy Braden awarded eight area students with Community Service Block Grant scholarships at the board’s annual dinner at Maria’s restaurant in Morris on June 29.
The scholarships are made possible by funding from Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
The recipients were chosen on a competitive basis, upon scholarship potential, commitment to civic affairs and career goals. The scholarships were awarded in the amount of $1,500.
Tia Carr also received the distinguished Charles Girot Scholarship, an additional $250. Charles Girot served on the Community Action Advisory Board for 25 years. Donations to the Charles Girot Scholarship Fund can be made by contacting the Kendall County Health Department at 630-553-9100.
The scholarship recipients are:
• Raquel Brady of Kendall County – attending Illinois Institute of Technology for mechanical engineering;
• Tia Carr of Kendall County – attending Aurora University for communications and nonprofit leadership studies;
• Dajanai Lyles of Kendall County – attending Aurora University for elementary education and Spanish;
• Precious Perez of Kendall County – attending Waubonsee Community College for graphic design;
• Jori Roysdon of Kendall County – attending Waubonsee Community College for biology;
• Leah Theodor of Kendall County – attending North Central College for biology and environmental studies;
• Jacob Halstead of Grundy County – attending Bradley University for history education;
• Crystal Torres of Grundy County – attending Joliet Junior College for nursing.