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Renaissance Scholarship award winner recognized

Renaissance Scholarship recipient Brittnie Peters and Yvonne Johnson.
Renaissance Scholarship recipient Brittnie Peters and Yvonne Johnson.

Brittnie Peters is the recipient of the 2017 Renaissance Scholarship. Peters will receive a $1,000 scholarship award as she returns to school pursuing a degree in nursing at J’Renee College in Elgin.

Peters has been in the medical field for about six years. She said by earning a nursing degree, she will be able to contribute even more to the families and community that she serves.

Funding for this scholarship award is possible through the generosity of local philanthropist Yvonne Johnson and the DeKalb County Community Foundation. In 2007, Johnson created the Renaissance Scholarship Fund at the foundation. Her desire was to provide educational support to those who are currently part of the work force and plan to attend college for continuing education.

For information about scholarship opportunities, or to make a gift in support of the Renaissance Scholarship, contact Grants & Community Initiatives Manager Becky Zantout at 815-748-5383 or

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