Educator gets joy from impact her scholarships make

Ethel McConnell is lifting young people’s aspirations sky-high – and fully enjoying the euphoria giving brings. Ethel funds a pair of scholarships through the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation: The $10,000 Mac-Aero for Aeronautics and Aviation and the $5,000 Rising Star for elementary education students at Illinois State. While all her scholarship recipients have been […]

SRCCF Awards 13 Scholarships to 11 Students

The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation awarded 13 scholarships to 11 students in Bureau and La Salle counties in 2022. Madison Cumberland received the Rising Star Scholarship. Cumberland will attend Illinois State University in the fall for a degree in elementary education. The Rising Star Scholarship was established Ethel McConnell, who cherished her career as […]