Merwin and Villa Spencer Scholarship

The Southern Illinois Community Foundation ( in partnership with the Murphysboro District 186 Education Foundation has received a $520,000 charitable gift from the estate of Lila Spencer Neilsen to establish a Scholarship Endowment Fund for college bound Murphysboro High School Students.

Scholarship Award Ceremonies

SICF is currently reviewing scholarship applications for Joppa High School, Massac County High School, Murphysboro High School (Tim Herring Memorial) and Sesser-Valier High School (Tom Mygatt Memorial).   Join SICF is celebrating academic acheivement on the following dates:
April 23, 2015 - Metropolis Community Center
April 28, 2015 - Sesser-Valier High School
May 12, 2015 - Murphysboro High School Auditorium


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