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Donors, students, college and CF Foundation representatives with Citrus County Board of Commissioners.

Citrus Commissioners Recognize STEPS to CF

Sept. 24, 2013

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a proclamation recognizing STEPS, Scholarships Taking Elementary Promising Students to CF, at their meeting today in Inverness.

STEPS to CF, a program of the College of Central Florida Foundation, awards scholarships to deserving fifth-grade students who have excelled academically and who can benefit from the incentive of having a college scholarship at an early age. The students must maintain good grades and remain drug and crime free through their high school years. In return, each receives $4,000 toward an education at CF.

“The success of this scholarship program is due to the generosity of our donors,” said Joan Stearns, vice president of Institutional Advancement at CF. “This honor from the Citrus County Board of Commissioners recognizes the commitment of our community to education. We all benefit when we invest in the future of our children.”

In Citrus County, there are currently 15 STEPS to CF endowments in place; 45 scholarships have been awarded since the program began in 2005. The CF Foundation is only seven STEPS to CF endowments away from reaching its goal of having a scholarship available to both a deserving young man and young woman at every elementary school in Citrus County. 

To learn more about STEPS to CF, visit www.CF.edu/foundation.

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