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BHSU Camp Invention for grades K-6 receives scholarship grants for participants

Author: BHSU Communications/Friday, April 5, 2019/Categories: Events, Students, Donations, Events, Scholarships, 2019

Scholarships are now available for Camp Invention, a week-long summer academic program will be hosted on the BHSU campus in Spearfish June 10-14. The John T. Vucurevich Foundation has awarded $5,000 and the Spearfish Community Foundation has awarded $1,000 for scholarships for children whose families qualify for free and reduced lunch programs or need financial support to attend.

Children entering grades K-6 are encouraged to participate and registration is now open. Camp Invention will provide students hands-on opportunities to explore, create, and invent in relevant ways that prepare them to change the world. The cost is $230 and campers will be provided with lunch and a free T-shirt. Parents that meet the scholarship guidelines and whose children are interested should register now. They will then be contacted about the scholarships.

The John T. Vucurevich Foundation honors and builds on the personal legacy of giving of John T. Vucurevich by facilitating solutions to key challenges facing South Dakota and the Black Hills Region. JTVF provides funding and human resources to make a greater impact on the community through a collaborative approach that creates a sense of shared responsibility among partners and promotes long-term sustainable change.

The Spearfish Community Foundation, formed in 1998, annually allocates funds to non-profit and charitable organizations in the Spearfish community through a grant request and selection process. The Spearfish Community Foundation has granted over $350,000 over the past nine years. Twenty two non-profits community service groups received grants in 2019.

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