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Hansen-Furnas Foundation announces scholarship

BATAVIA, Ill. — The Hansen-Furnas Foundation, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization, announces information on the 2014 college and university undergraduate scholarships.

Only prospective students living within a 12-mile radius of Batavia, Ill., or in Clarke County are eligible to apply for any of these scholarships.

Criteria for granting scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and academic scholarship. Character references, the quality of the applicants letter of intent and work experience are also considered to ensure successful selections.

The general undergraduate scholarships offer payment toward tuition and fees for students pursuing studies at any accredited college or university.

The William Carlyle Furnas Scholarship and Leto. M. Furnas Scholarship are granted to one individual each year. All applicants must be U.S. citizens and students must re-apply for a scholarship each year.

Hansen-Furnas Foundation, Inc., general undergraduate scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to individuals planning to enroll, or enrolled, as undergraduate students. These awards offer a maximum of $3,000 per year.

William Carlyle Furnas Undergraduate Scholarship

This full-tuition scholarship is awarded to a student planning to enroll, or enrolled at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. Furnas Electric Company founder Carl Furnas graduated from Purdue in 1908.

Leto. M. Furnas Undergraduate Scholarship for Women

This scholarship is awarded to a woman pursuing a post-graduate degree. You must have obtained your undergraduate degree before the March 1 deadline. This award is named for Leto M. Furnas, spouse of Furnas Electric Company founder William Carlyle Furnas. The tuition award is a maximum of $5,000 per grant.

High-school seniors wishing to apply for scholarships awarded by the Hansen-Furnas Foundation, Inc., should pick up a scholarship packet at their local area high-school guidance counselor’s office.

Packets are available at all high schools in the following towns: Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Oswego, Kaneland, West Chicago, Clarke Community (Iowa) and Murray (Iowa).

In addition, all scholarships are available for pick-up outside of the foundation office door at 28 S. Water St., Ste. 310, in downtown Batavia.

If you have any questions, contact Hansen-Furnas Foundation, Inc., at 630-761-1390. All applications to all scholarship programs must be received in the foundation office by 5 p.m. March 1. The foundation has awarded nearly 2,000 scholarships totaling more than $2 million since its inception in 1964.

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