Skip to content

Twenty-One Local Residents Receive Adult Scholarship Funding for Spring Semester 2024




Twenty-One Macon County adults are receiving nearly $50,000 in educational scholarships through a competitive program coordinated by The Community Foundation of Macon County. This semester’s individual awards range from $1,000 to $2,500. Since inception in 2020, the adult scholarship program is possible thanks to generous individuals, families, and organizations, granting out up to $100,000 annually.
The adult scholarship program represents an investment in workforce development supporting individuals seeking further education in critical need fields. This scholarship cycle, three new recipients are pursuing degrees in business, one recipient is pursuing a local apprenticeship, one recipient is pursuing an organizational leadership degree, and one recipient is pursuing a doctorate in education.

New Adult Scholarship Recipients Spring 2024
Christian Badorek, Millikin University
Evan Klaves, IBEW 146 Apprenticeship
Serena Klaves, University of Illinois-Springfield
Jennifer Love, Lincoln Christian College
Raphaella Prange, Maryville University
Andrew Taylor, Millikin University

Renewing Adult Scholarship Recipients Spring 2024
Kelsey Armstrong, Southern New Hampshire University
Nathan Cardinal, Wilmington University
Chambrielle Evans, Millikin University
Denise Flexser, Grand Canyon University
Sheiliane Gragg, Millikin University
Natasha Hamilton, Millikin University
Sheila Jackman, Millikin University
Diane Johnson, Millikin University
John Meek, Midstate Electrical Training Center
Kristin Murray, Arizona State University
Kati Smith, University of Illinois-Springfield
Shawndra Sorrell, Richland Community College
Tamika Thomas, Indiana Wesleyan University
LaMarcus Williams, Midstate Electrical Training Center
Rebekah Zuniga, Western Governors University

     Questions about the Adult Scholarship Program should be directed to Rachel Moran at or 217.429.3000.
     Established in 2000, The Community Foundation of Macon County stewards more than 380 funds and total assets of $53.5 million. To date, The Community Foundation has distributed $46 million to charitable organizations and endeavors. For more information about The Community Foundation of Macon County, visit

Leave a Comment