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Butch and Paulie strike again! Welcome the Community Foundation of Grundy County to Santa's team!


Butch and Paulie are proud to announce our new partnership with The Community Foundation of Grundy County.


The Santa Claus is Coming to Morris Scholarship Fund is created to provide

educational scholarships to Grundy County residents who are pursuing education (or

additional education) in the field of First Responders in the broad sense.


The Board of Directors/Advisory Committee of Santa Claus is Coming to Morris shall assist

Foundation staff in designing scholarship criteria and selecting the scholarship winner(s).

Applicants should be pursuing a degree in one of the following fields: Law Enforcement, Fire Science, Emergency Management, or Nursing.


For the inaugural year (2023) of this scholarship, eligible applicants shall:

  1. Be a graduate of one of the high schools serving Grundy County, Illinois (Morris, Minooka, Coal City, Gardner-South Wilmington, or Seneca), and

  2. Have completed at least 30 hours of college credit courses, and

  3. Be a current, registered student of an institution of higher education majoring in a field directly related to First Responders, and

  4. Complete an application provided by the Foundation and by the application deadline, and

  5. Must submit an original essay of 500-700 words describing why they are pursuing a career within the field of First Responders.

Please contact the Community Foundation of Grundy County if you are interested in applying for this scholarship. Email devan@cfgrundycounty.com or call at 815-941-0852.

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