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Gene Grawe Fund awards scholarships for Catholic education

7 months, 3 weeks ago by Bryan Nichols

Over $186,000 was awarded to 535 Quincy families

Year six of the city-wide program to provide scholarships for Catholic education through the Gene Grawe Fund was much more successful than any prior year.

     This year the fund is awarding $186,400.07 for 535 Quincy families, an increase of more than $60,000 from last year.

     “One local merchant told me that this is a win-win situation for businesses and local families,” organizer JoAnn Witte said.

     Many area businesses, and hundreds of national merchants, are now involved in the program, with some providing as much as a 20% kickback for gift cards purchased through the Gene Grawe Fund.  The program grows each year, but this year’s increase is unprecedented.

     While many families continue to purchase gift cards at the parishes and Catholic schools, many other are taking advantage of new technology which allows them to register at www.shopwithscrip.com, purchase cards online, and even be able to swipe the barcode off their phones while shopping.

     Families were able to earn increased scholarships based upon their activity in the program, with scholarships being awarded from $100 to $1,778.04.  “A lot of people who shop through that online program are receiving the big money this year because the cards are always available,” Witte said.

     The new year for the Gene Grawe Fund is already underway.  Every family wanting to be part of the program needs to complete a new registration.

     Witte hopes families are motivated to earn even larger scholarships next year.  “My personal belief is that families can earn free tuition,” she said.  “It won’t be easy, but it can be done.”


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