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Custer County Foundation’s 2012 Scholarship Ceremony
Fifty-five scholarships valued at $62,995 were awarded to students from all over Custer County. Nearly 590 applications were received, making the selection process challenging for the Scholarship Selection Committee, but rewarding. The students receiving scholarships should be proud; the competition was stiff and they certainly have earned the recognition and monetary award.
One element that made the scholarship ceremony a wonderful success were the presenters. A majority of the scholarship donors were at the ceremony to present their scholarships. Donors came from all over the county and areas out side of Custer County, such as Kansas City, Lincoln, Aurora and Kearney.
Barry Fox, President of Adams Land & Cattle Co. was the guest speaker. Barry was raised in Custer County. After graduating from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, he spent a few years working in Texas before returning back to Custer County. Barry encouraged the students to come back to Custer County after college because there are so many opportunities waiting here for them! Barry also planted the seed to all of the future entrepreneurs in the crowd by telling about the strong support businesses here received.
The Custer County Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax exempt organization that was created in 1991 to promote charitable giving for the good of the communities of Custer County. The steady growth of the Foundation is driven by donors’ generosity, ideas and beliefs that the Custer County Foundation can make a difference in the lives of the people who live and work in Custer County. The Foundation exists because of people who have a desire to give back to the community where they lived, prospered, worked and played.
Scholarships offered through the Foundation are for various fields of study, including, nursing, veterinary medicine, journalism and even general studies.
Best wishes to all of our Custer County High School graduates!