Marion Community Foundation recognizes the importance of fostering philanthropy and Youth Engaged in Philanthropy was established with this purpose in mind. The group of high school juniors and seniors learn about and practice philanthropy. Each of the Marion County high schools has representatives.
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy has two funds at Marion Community Foundation – a scholarship fund and a grant fund – designed to give students hands-on experience and a broader perspective of philanthropy. Members are involved in the total process, giving valuable lessons in stewardship and money management, and promoting an understanding of the needs within the Marion community to a new generation.
The Youth Engaged in Philanthropy Scholarship Fund provides a college scholarship as part of Marion Community Foundation’s annual Scholarship Program. Each year the high school senior members participate in the selection process to recommend a scholarship recipient.
The scholarship awards are available to graduates and seniors from any high school in
Marion who have been a resident of Marion County throughout their entire high school experience and have demonstrated commitment and dedication to community service, volunteerism, and philanthropy.