Poshards create scholarship at John A. Logan College


Glenn and Jo Poshard

Byron Hetzler

CARTERVILLE — Glenn and Jo Poshard have donated $110,000 to establish the Jo and Glenn Poshard Scholarship Endowment with the John A. Logan College Foundation.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to an incoming freshman who, upon completing their studies at JALC, plans to transfer to Southern Illinois University. Scholarship awards will be dedicated to a traditional or nontraditional student residing in the John A. Logan College district with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

According to Glenn Poshard, who serves on the John A. Logan College Board of Trustees, the couple’s lifelong dedication to education and a belief in the mission of John A. Logan College, as well as the future of Southern Illinois, fueled the decision to establish the scholarship.

"We wanted to establish this scholarship because Jo and I both believe in John A. Logan College, and we are proud of the quality education that students receive here," said Poshard. "We also believe in Southern Illinois, and we not only want students to be able to attend John A. Logan College and SIU, but also to have the opportunity to stay in Southern Illinois after graduation."

Glenn Poshard served as the SIU System President from 2006 to 2014. He is also a former Illinois State Senator (1984-88) and United States Congressman (1989-99). In 1998, he was the Democratic nominee for Illinois governor.

via The Southern

October 14, 2020 at 09:28AM

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