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Pine Belt Community Foundation gives over $38,000 in scholarships

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Pine Belt Community Foundation is giving more than $38,000 in scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year.

The foundation manages about 20 scholarship funds that are either set up in honor or in memory of loved ones.

Executive Director Theresa Erickson said the foundation is proud to manage the scholarships.

“We have scholarships that are set up from Columbia to Laurel to Richton,” Erickson said. “A lot of donors like going through their local community foundation because then that student can go to any college in the United States which is real different then giving to a specific location.”

Erickson said the donors who establish scholarship funds are committed to education and investing in students.

“All these scholarships are a way to give back and help students,” Erickson said. “So many of the students wouldn’t be able to go to school if they didn’t have these scholarships and the donors realize that.”

Click here for a list of Scholarships. 

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