Are you tired each year of seeing another class graduate high school and leave Crawford County to further their education, only to never return? Do you want to help reverse this brain drain?
Join the Foundation and support our newest initiative: the Come Home Scholarship Program. When we began this program in 2017, we became the 1st in Ohio and 4th in the nation to implement this innovative concept. We hope to entice former Crawford Countians who have completed a certificate program or college degree in the last 7 years to apply for a Come Home Scholarship of up to $10,000 towards student debt in return for coming back to Crawford County to live and work. We want our best and brightest to return!
What are the benefits of a program like this for our county? We add to our declining population. We increase our level of educational attainment. We can boost our economy and increase our tax base! We help with college debt, which at $1.5 trillion nationally is a crisis for those burdened with it. In the last census, our county saw a slight increase in the 20-29 age group - let's keep up the momentum!
We are asking you to rally your friends, family, and networks in support of this program. Become a fundraiser for The Community Foundation for Crawford County, and help us entice our best and brightest back to Crawford County and make a positive change.
Starting a fundraiser is EASY to do, and it's FUN! Just click on the “Become a Fundraiser” button above to start the 5 easy steps. We give you all the tools you'll need. By sharing your fundraising page with your network via social media and messaging, you can easily raise money for the Come Home Scholarship Program!
Should you choose not to become a fundraiser with us, please consider making a donation. No matter how big or small, every donation makes a difference. (The donation button is at the very bottom of this page.)
Together, we CAN turn the brain drain into a brain gain for Crawford County!
To see more details about the Come Home Scholarship Program, please visit our website at https://www.cfcrawford.org/come-home-scholarship.