$8.4 million to be used for scholarships for Lowcountry students

$8.4 million to be used for scholarships for Lowcountry students

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - The Lowcountry has a program that will help provide generous scholarships for local students.

Marge Krum established the James L. Krum Memorial Scholarship with the Community Foundation in 2003 with the fund providing annual scholarships since that time totaling more than $600,000

After Marge's death, the newly-named Jim and Margaret Krum Foundation was established under the umbrella of the Community Foundation with proceeds from the Krum family's private foundation as a means of sustaining scholarships for area students and fulfilling the legacy of giving that was so important to Marge and Jim Krum.

One of the largest local scholarships available, the Krum Scholarship is typically in the $8,500 range per year, per student and is renewable for the student's entire undergraduate and graduate school experience if certain criteria are met.

Krum Scholars are selected based on their outstanding academic, leadership and community service accomplishments.

Applications for the Krum Scholarship will be accepted in fall 2012.  Please visit www.cf-lowcountry.org/scholarships to learn more.

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