Join me in supporting the Foundation's Come Home Scholarship Program. Help us improve Crawford County and attract former Crawford Countians back home to live and work!
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?
Support the Foundation's newest initiative: the Come Home Scholarship Program. When they began this program in 2017, they became the 1st in Ohio and 4th in the nation to implement this innovative concept. They 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 award of up to $10,000 towards student debt in return for coming back to Crawford County to live and work. Let's get 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!
They are asking for volunteers to become fundraisers for their Foundation, and I decided to help. Please click on the donate button, and give today. Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal.
If you are interested in becoming a fundraiser for The Community Foundation for Crawford County’s Come Home Scholarship Program, it’s EASY to do, and it’s FUN! Simply click here to follow this link to their main fundraising page. Once there, merely click on the “Become a Fundraiser” button to start the 5 easy steps. They give you all the tools you'll need.
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 their website at https://www.cfcrawford.org/come-home-scholarship.