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‘Get to know m.e.’ campaign has scholarships for Metro East students

EDWARDSVILLE — The “Get to know m.e.” campaign says $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to each of six students, two from each of the host sponsor universities of the campaign: Lindenwood University in Belleville, McKendree University in Lebanon, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Edwardsville.

All students applying for the scholarship:

– Must be a resident of the Metro East at the time of application and already enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) in good standing at one of the universities.

– Must submit a GTKME application and required essay to the mailing address or website listed below before deadline date to be eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship will be applied during the academic semester immediately following the application submission. Awarded for Spring Semester 2017 only.

– Must be deemed in good standing within the university guidelines to which they are applying.

– Must use the scholarship award for the specified semester as indicated on this application.

– Must intend to complete a degree or certificate at one of the universities listed on his application to receive the GTKME Scholarship award.

This scholarship award may be superseded by any other tuition-only grant or scholarships received by the student.

The scholarship award pays tuition, fees and books only.

All scholarship materials must be received (post marked) no later than Oct. 15.

Project manager of the campaign, Carol Bartle, says this is the second year of the campaign.

“It was an enormous success in its first year, and we have great expectations for its return in 2016-2017,” she said.

“This campaign was launched to give something positive back to the community. We are dedicated to education and offering scholarships to students is another way for us to show our commitment to these students and the quality education they receive at these universities in the Metro East,” said Bartle. “This is a great opportunity for us to dedicate what resources we have to help improve the educational experience for students in the Metro East,” added Bartle.

Applications and more information about the “Get to know m.e.” scholarship can be found online at

The “Get to know m.e.” campaign was launched to help everyone in the Metro East get to know their community better, embracing the people who live and work here and the many attractions that we all share and enjoy. It also serves to educate those living outside of the Metro East about all this area has to offer in terms of attractions, quality housing, workforce and more.

Ideas for the campaign can be submitted by visiting “Get to know m.e.” online at or by visiting the social media pages.

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