Applications are being sought
The Community Foundation of Louisville is accepting applications for the 15,000 Degrees Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to eligible African-American students attending eight local universities and technical colleges.
The fund was created by a gift from Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce, to the Community Foundation.
The fund supports the 55,000 Degrees program, which has a goal to add 55,000 college degree holders to Jefferson County by 2020. The leaders of the 15,000 Degrees effort want to see that African Americans account for almost 30 percent of the 55,000 degree recipients.
Scholarships of up to $1,500 will be awarded through a competitive application process. Three to five scholarships will be awarded for the 2012-13 academic year, depending on the number of applicants.
Recipients may use their scholarships to attend the University of Louisville, Bellarmine University, Sullivan University, Spalding University, Kentucky State University, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Indiana University Southeast or Ivy Tech Community College in Sellersburg, Ind.
The scholarship application deadline is March 15. Applications are available at ww.cflouisville.org.