|Reaching Self-Sufficency Through Education|
|The North Hills Community Outreach Education Assistance Committee of four women helped nine non-traditional college and vocational school students move closer to reaching their educational goals. The committee awarded a total of $8,600 to these students for their spring semester, bringing the total awarded this fiscal year to $15,000. The students applied the funds toward educational expenses that include tuition, textbooks, a laptop computer, transportation needs (car repair, fuel, bus passes), and program-required supplies.
To be eligible for NHCO’s Education Assistance, applicants must be at 200% or less of the Federal Poverty Level, and submit an application and essay that demonstrates their hardship, educational goals and how the grant will make a difference in their lives. The committee reviews each essay and then conducts interviews with the applicants. Together, they discuss each applicant and compassionately determine how the funds should best be allocated.
Funding for Education Assistance come from donations from individuals, civic organizations, businesses and congregations. The committee recognizes the importance of investing this money into the education of qualified and responsible recipients. Through this commitment, these women have assisted individuals reach career goals to work in education, health care, mental health care, business, IT and the labor industry. Kudos to these women for their service.