LOGAN — Trustees of Brighten Your Future (BYF) met on July 18, 2019 to consider recommendations from the Grant Review Committee. The Grant Review Committee consisting of Jim Roush, Abagail Saving, Joe Risch, Larry Gerstner and Nanette Swinehart recommended the approval of 40 grants for Logan High Schools graduates.
The BYF Board of Trustees voted to approve 38 full grants of $2,200 each and two partial grants. This is a record amount to be awarded to each student.
Since 1989 when BYF gave the first grants, over $1,620,000 has been awarded to graduates of Logan High School who want to further their education and who need financial assistance. Over 600 individual students have benefited from BYF grants during these years.
Recipients may use their grants at any accredited college, university or other career-training program and may be eligible for grants each year for up to five years of undergraduate schooling.
Grants to students are based on need, which is determined from documents they provide as part of their application process. “Need” is strictly a numerical calculation using this information. Each year, trustees establish a maximum amount for each grant based on the amount of interest that has been generated from the assets of the organization. Nan Swinehart, Executive Director, emphasized that given the continuing increase in higher education costs, trustees are aware of the need for the assets of the foundation to continue to grow.
Brighten Your Future is a non-profit and tax exempt organization, that welcomes contributions from individuals and groups who wish to be part of its mission of providing needed financial assistance to LHS graduates who want to continue their education.
Contributions to BYF may be made by sending them to: Brighten Your Future, P.O. Box 991, Logan, Ohio 43138 or through PayPal on their website at Brightenyourfuturelogan.org.