The Seward County Community College Development Foundation has kicked off its 2006 scholarship drive under the direction of Jana Jantzen, drive chair.

This year1s goal is $200,000 and a donation to the SCCC Development Foundation helps fund much-needed scholarships, said Tammy Doll, director of development. 3Your gift may be specified according to your individual interests. Donations may be made to a specific academic program, to the general scholarship fund; or to help support the overall operational needs of the college.2 In addition, individuals may establish a permanent fund where only the income from these funds is used according to the donor wishes.

"Sometimes a little bit can make a big difference in someone's life," Jantzen said. "Your help is needed so the Seward County Community College Development Foundation can provide scholarships to students that need a little bit" of financial help so they know the decision to continue their education is meant to be.

"Education is essential in the preparation of young and 'older' adults to be productive in the workforce, in our community and in our world," she said.

"We're all here together. We're all here to help each other. I guarantee you will make a difference to someone."

If you have any questions about SCCC, the Foundation or a gift, call 620-629-2664 or 800-373-9951, extension 664. You can mail your tax deductible contribution to SCCC Development Foundation, PO Box 1137, Liberal, KS 67905-1137.