Scholarships available for academy

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Foundation is making available a limited number of scholarships to the Academy for Community Leadership at Edison Community College.

This community leadership class is based on the book “The Board Member’s Guide, Making a Difference on Your Board and in Your Community” authored by Miami, Shelby and Darke county community leaders in cooperation with the Duke Foundation. The program is designed for executive directors, board members and volunteers of not-for-profit organizations.

“Class participants will learn from experienced and trained professionals about recruiting and selecting board members, staffing, budgeting, evaluation, board meetings, community awareness and collaboration and much more,” said Cheryl Stiefel-Francis, Executive Director of the Miami County Foundation. Classes are held the third Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Jan. 20, 2016, and concluding on May 18, 2016.

John Jung, a graduate of the academy said, “I recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about the value and inner workings of non-profit management.” Individuals eligible to apply for scholarship aid must serve a tax-exempt organization located in Miami County in either a volunteer or paid staff position. The scholarship application deadline is Oct. 1.

Registration for the academy is limited. To apply for a scholarship, register for the academy or for more information call Julie Slattery at Edison Community College at (937) 778-7805.