Southwestern Illinois Laborers District Council presents 11 scholarships
By CARL GREEN
Fairview Heights – The Southwestern Illinois Laborers District Council presented 11 students with $1,000 scholarships at a dinner June 27 at Elks Lodge 664.
The scholarships can be used for full-time college, community college or vocational programs.
This is the fourth year for the program, which was initiated in 2014 to honor Laborers members Dennis Beard and Greg Mehochko, who were killed in separate accidents.
Since then, the Council has given 56 scholarships to students from throughout the region, using donations from members and from contractors.
To qualify, either the recipient, a parent or a legal guardian must be a member in good standing of the Laborers District Council. Selection is based on high school or college transcripts, proof of admission, financial need and a written essay. A grade point average of at least 2.6 is required.