AWARE in Evansville, in partnership with A Safe and Defensive Driving School and Evansville High School, is offering ten $250 scholarships for driver’s education classes. Evansville High School students aged 15-17 years old whose household income qualifies for the free and reduced lunch program (whether or not you have applied), are encouraged to submit an application.

Eligibility requirements for applicants include positive school attendance and behavioral records, a short letter of character reference from a teacher and verification of financial need through AWARE. Applications are available at AWARE, 209 S. First Street, and the Evansville High School office. They can also be found on the Evansville School District website and AWARE’s Facebook page.

Tim Van Brocklin of A Safe and Defensive Driving School has graciously offered to reduce his rates for the scholarship winners. Scholarship winners who enroll in his school will not have out-of-pocket expenses for the course.

The scholarships are possible through the Millie Tait Charitable Fund of the Evansville Fund, the E. Susan Eager Fund of the Evansville Fund, and the Evansville Fund, components of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc.

Completed applications are due to AWARE or the Evansville High School office by noon, Monday, March 2nd. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Winning applicants must use their scholarships by November 1, 2015. Families with questions may contact Julie Hermanson of AWARE at 882-9900 or email

About AWARE in Evansville AWARE is a grassroots program created in 1998 to address the needs of Evansville’s growing low-income population. AWARE’s services benefit struggling families, seniors and disabled adults who reside within the Evansville School District.

About Community Action Community Action is a 100% local, not-for-profit organization, operating a broad spectrum of community programs aimed at preventing and reducing local poverty in Rock and Walworth counties. It operates the Fresh Start program, offers child care, at-risk youth programming, teen parent support, women’s health care, senior benefits counseling, homeownership programs, affordable housing units, home weatherization and rehab, assistance in dealing with a housing crisis, food for area pantries, and shelter for the homeless.