United Way of McPherson County has awarded grants to three area preschools for scholarships to students demonstrating financial need. Funding totaling $5,130 was provided to Good Beginnings Preschool and Sonshine Preschool in McPherson and Mustard Seeds Preschool in Marquette.
The United Way Preschool Scholarship Program was established in 2007 to address the goal of providing quality kindergarten readiness programs. Since its conception, the program has funded all requests for a total of $22,409. The scholarship program is supported through designated endowed funds held at the McPherson County Community Foundation.
Managed by a volunteer board of directors, United Way of McPherson County supports human service organizations within the community by providing funding and promotion for programs addressing issues related to health, education and income.