2001 Simon Youth scholarship deadline extended

The Simon Youth Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and career development opportunities to youth, has extended the application deadline to Feb. 15, for the 2001 national Community Scholarship Program that qualified students can apply for at the Tacoma Mall.
The Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship Program will award a one-time monetary scholarship of $1,500 to a select number of high school seniors who plan to enroll in any accredited college, university or vocational-technical school and meet the program’s eligibility requirements.
In 2001, the Simon Youth Foundation donated nearly $245,000 in community scholarships.
To be considered for the Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship Program, Tacoma-area students can obtain an application form available at the Simon Marketplace (customer information center) at the Tacoma Mall.
The students must complete the application form and submit it, along with their official school transcripts and parents’ most recently filed tax form, to Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc. (CSFA), postmarked by Feb. 15.
CSFA is a national nonprofit educational support and student aid service organization selected by the Simon Youth Foundation to serve as a third-party administrator of the program.
CSFA will evaluate all applications, as well as selected the scholarship recipients based on their academic performance, leadership skills and participation in school and community activities and financial need.
Recipients will be notified by the end of May.
“We are committed to taking an active role in our community to better the lives of your local youth,” Tacoma Mall Marketing Director Lynn Castle said.
“By offering the Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship Program to qualified students who visit our mall, we have an opportunity to support the academic endeavors of promising youth in the Tacoma-area community.”
The Simon Youth Foundation fosters economic and career development in youth through the implementation of focused and appropriate educational initiatives and programs.
The Foundation was established in August 1998 by Simon Property Group, the nation’s largest mall owner and operator.
Simon Property Group, Inc., headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust primarily in the business of regional malls and community shopping centers.
It currently owns or has in interest in 250 properties in 36 states and five assets in Europe.
For more information on Simon Property Group, go to the organization’s Web site at: