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HCIL awarding scholarships

Date: 4/11/2014

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – The Hampden County Improvement League (HCIL) is awarding scholarships of up to $1,000 to high school seniors who meet certain criteria. The applications are available at area high schools and are due by June 1.

Recipients must be a resident of Hampden County for at least tow years, be a good student and must show current or previous involvement in 4-H Club, an agricultural endeavor, or be a member of a farm family.

The HCIL was established Jan. 25, 1913 to promote agriculture and farm family life in Hampden County. HCIL is committed to encouraging youth to challenge themselves and work towards their potential by furthering their education after high school.

To help meet this financial commitment, the HCIL established a scholarship fund in 1993. Scholarships are awarded annually. The recipient will continue to receive the award throughout his or her post secondary education.

Interested students should contact their local guidance counselor or call Sue at 786-1432 or Maryellen at 575-1759 for questions or more information.