On July 11, Jane Swinney and Kathy Braden, board members of Kendall-Grundy Community Action, a division of the Kendall County Health Department, awarded eight area students with Community Service Block Grant scholarships during the annual scholarship dinner at Maria’s restaurant in Morris.
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 scholarship awards ranged from $500 to $1,375.
The scholarship recipients included:
Dajanai Lyles of Kendall County- attending Aurora University for nursing and Spanish;
Jori Roysdon of Kendall County- attending Waubonsee Community College for nursing;
Raquel Brady of Kendall County - attending Waubonsee Community College for mechanical engineering;
Leah Theodor of Kendall County - attending North Central College for biology and environmental studies;
Precious Perez of Kendall County - attending Waubonsee Community College for graphic design;
Alfreen Mushtaheed of Kendall County – attending University of St. Francis for biology and pre-med;
Jalyssa Burton – attending Waubonsee Community College for certified nurses assistance;
Aubrey Montano – attending Northern Central College for accounting.