Recently, the residents of Covenant Village of Northbrook, a faith-based, nonprofit continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, awarded two high school seniors -- Daisey Cuevas and Tannor Murray -- grant-in-aid funding to continue their education.
The contribution, which totaled $5,000, was a result of monies collected during the senior living community's 32nd annual Holly Fair, which was held on Nov. 2.
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"The success of the greater Northbrook community and overall quality of life rests on the shoulders of our young people," said Peg Sickeler, Covenant Village of Northbrook's Holly Fair chairman. "For that reason, we find investing in the future of our young people essential, and with the funds raised during the Holly Fair, we are happy to help them continue their education and achieve their dreams and goals."
As an employee in Covenant Village at Northbrook's health care center, Daisy Cuevas, a Buffalo Grove High School graduate, is planning to continue her career path in the nursing field. She is currently enrolled in Harper College's nursing program for the fall semester. In her application Cuevas commented that in addition to receiving the financial-aid, Covenant Village at Northbrook has helped her prepare for her future career by managing various situations and communicating with her clients.
Glenbrook High School senior Tannor Murray is enrolled in the computer science program at the University of Kansas where he plans to major in computer engineering. Murray, a residential dining employee, cited in his application that he plans to "continue to apply his work ethic for his studies and get involved in on-campus communities and organizations."
To achieve this financial support, eligible Covenant Village at Northbrook employees are required to complete a 200-word application stating how the funds will enhance their schooling, describe their academic plans and where the applicants either planned to attend or were enrolled. Applications are then reviewed by Covenant Village at Northbrook's Holly Fair committee. Applications for 2015 will be accepted in the spring.
For information on Covenant Village of Northbrook and resident programs, visit www.covenantnorthbrook.org or call (877) 816-5668.
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