The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend will award an estimated $290,000 in scholarship aid to local students for fall 2013. Applications are now being accepted online.

The Community Foundation administers about 30 scholarship funds, all of which have been established by donors who support higher education. In 2012, the Community Foundation donors assisted more than 225 area students. Over the past 10 years, the Community Foundation provided more than $2.8 million in scholarship aid to students.

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To apply for scholarships, visit For more information, contact Nicole Freise at 563-326-2840 or email