The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation announces the availability of the application for the Paul D. and Caroline S. Shafer Scholarship. The scholarship is presented annually to a student who is enrolled in an accredited theological school, divinity school, seminary or equivalent in a program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. The application deadline is April 1. Eligibility criteria and on-line applications forms are available at http://www.crawfordheritage.org/shafer-scholarship/. The awards is for one-year and averages $1,000.00.

The Crawford Heritage Community Foundation is dedicated to making Crawford County a better place to live, learn, work and raise a family. The Foundation helps people make the most of their philanthropy by giving to endowed funds. Grant awards are made from these funds to support the causes donors care about as well as worthwhile programs selected by the Foundation. The Foundation manages more than 100 funds, which benefit more than 100 different organizations, scholarships and charitable purposes. More than $6 million has been awarded since the organization was established in 1998. For more information about making a gift or seeking grant support for a project, write the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation, PO Box 933, Meadville, PA 16335, phone 814-336-5206 or visit them on-line at www.crawfordheritage.org.