CLINTON — The Mount St. Clare Charitable Education Trust is continuing its mission to award college scholarships to area students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Clinton National Bank, trustee of the scholarship trust, has announced acceptance of applications through April 30.
Applications were sent to guidance or financial aid offices of qualifying high schools and Clinton Community College. They are also available on the Clinton National Bank website at www.clintonnational.com. Potential recipients may also request applications from the Clinton National Bank Trust Department.
Successful applicants must be graduates or will graduate from a high school in Clinton County, Iowa, or Whiteside County, Illinois, and attend, or will attend, a two- to four-year college or university physically located in Iowa.
An independent selection committee will review applications and the trustee will notify successful applicants. Scholarships are paid directly to each recipient’s college or university in the fall.
Scholarship funds were established over the years for the benefit of students of Mount St. Clare College and later Ashford University. In 2012, the scholarship funds were combined into a single trust for permanent management and administration. The primary purpose is to provide scholarships to recognize the Sisters of St. Francis’s long-term commitment to the value of education.