The Hindu Community of Springfield will present the Clark State Foundation with a donation of more than $11,000 for its Foundation Scholars programs.
This past September, the Hindu Community of Springfield hosted a BollyX dance/fitness event on the main campus of Clark State in Springfield. The event resulted in $11,505 raised for a new scholarship.
“We greatly appreciate the generous support of the Hindu Community of Springfield,” said Toni Overholser, director of the Clark State Foundation. “Many members of the organization are deeply involved in our efforts; they are Clark State alumni, donors and Foundation board members. They understand the needs of the Springfield community and our students. This generous gift will allow us to transform lives in the Springfield community through education.”
Dr. Ravi Khanna, president of the Hindu Community of Springfield, said the organization is pleased to support Clark State.
“Hindus are inclusive and promote kindness, compassion, respect and diversity,” he said. “Our community is represented within Clark State as faculty, staff and students. We’ve been in Springfield for more than 40 years, and we want to promote Clark State however we can within the Hindu community.”
Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic performance or a specific program of study to both full-time and part-time students throughout the academic year. The Clark State Foundation works closely with local businesses and generous donors that provide more than $300,000 in scholarships to new and returning Clark State students annually.
There are more than 50 scholarships available to students through the Clark State Foundation.
Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin will receive the check on behalf of the Clark State Foundation Tuesday, December 3 at 1:30 p.m. at Clark State, 570 East Leffel Lane in Springfield.