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March 2003
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The Way it was: The Arranmore Connection

Rural Arts and Culture Grant Update

Beaver Island Transportation Authority News

Beaver Island Boat Company Response

News from the Beaver Island Wildlife Club

Thank You from the Bellamy Family

Landscape Options Improve

New Scholarship Fund will Aid Nursing Students

Students on the Slopes

Across the Ice

Jeanie Johnston Underway

New Ferries Crossing the Lake

Bellamy Memorial Service

Charlevoix County Community Foundation News

Beaver Island High!

Chili Cook-off

One Hundred Years Ago

Arranmore Twinning / A Beautiful Watercolor by Cindy Gillespie

News from the Townships

Road Rally Planned

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (and a run-down of the planned events)

On This Date

The Grand Rapids Party

Charlevoix County Commission Meetings

Letters to the Editor: The New Medical Center

Classified Ads

New Scholarship Fund will aid Nursing Students

Former Charlevoix mayor, civic booster, and philanthropist Ralph McRae died over a year ago. But thanks to his foresight and generosity, his influence will continue to live on. The Edna Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund, named in honor of McRae's mother, has been established within the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.

“Ralph McRae had a longtime admiration for the nursing profession,” CCCF president Robert Tambellini explained. “Since his mother was a caring person who had a reputation for helping others in need, Ralph named his fund in her memory.”

Beginning next fall, the Edna Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide 4 to 6 full-tuition scholarships to qualifying students from Charlevoix and Emmet Counties who wish to pursue a nursing degree at NCMC and have been accepted into the nursing program. Applicants will be evaluated on financial need, GPA, and a personal statement. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2003. To obtain more information and/or an application, contact the NCMC Financial Aid Office at 231-348-6627.

The Edna Brown fund joins 141 others held by the CCCF, 45 of which are designated for scholarships. Of the foundation's $7.1 million in assets, more than $1.2 million is invested in scholarship funds. Last year, CCCF awarded more than $85,000 in scholarships. The foundation's total scholarship awards now approach $500,000.

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