Area briefs

Scholarships available

MIAMI COUNTY — The Troy Foundation has announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2016 scholarship season. More than $300,000 is available for high school seniors in Miami County and surrounding counties.

Our scholarships are made possible by the generosity of individuals, families, organizations and businesses that believe in the power of continued education.

Each scholarship is unique and has specific criteria set up by each of the donors when the fund was established. While most of our scholarships are available to high school seniors, we have a few for post high school graduates majoring in a specific area of study.

For available scholarship information, seniors may contact their high school guidance department, visit the foundation’s website at look under scholarships and the high school you attend or call the Troy Foundation office at (937) 339-8935 with questions. The deadline for most scholarships is March 18.

Job assistance event set

WEST MILTON — Unemployed? Need assistance finding a job — or simply finding a better job? Milton-Union Public Library is bringing back employment specialist Jeff Steele of Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley for a Community Employment Workshop. Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. Bring a resume and be prepared to leave with job leads.

Steele will offer assistance and answer questions concerning resume building, ride finding, job seeking, and the Federal Bonding Program.

Steele has a mental health background with an associate degree in mental health and a bachelor’s degree in human development. Steele worked for Upper Valley Hospital for 16 years on the child, adolescent and adult units. He has since worked at the David L. Brown Youth Center in Troy and ran a homeless shelter called the Buckeye House before he took the job of Employment Specialist for the Goodwill Easter Seals Community Employment Program.

For more information, call (937) 698-5515. Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.