Education Aid Announces $5,000 Scholarship Program for Victim of Hurricane Sandy
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, February 11, 2013, 01:02 PM EST
Education Aid, Inc. announced a $5,000 Scholarship Program that will be awarded to a student who has been impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and who has a desperate need for this type of financial support to be able to stay in school until they can graduate. The funding for this Scholarship Program came from Education Aid’s 2012 50/50 Cash Raffle and Holiday Dinner Fundraiser. Applicants must have received some type of funding from FEMA for Hurricane Sandy to qualify for this Program. The Program funds will be distributed to the student during the 2013-2014 academic school year.
The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy has caused a huge financial burden to many families along the east coast. Unfortunately, this burden could have a huge impact on their ability to pay for basic living expenses while enrolled in school. As a result, many students will be forced to put their education on hold or drop out completely. The scholarship was developed to help these economically disadvantaged students stay in school by providing the financial support they desperately need to pay for these expenses.
The recipient will be awarded $5,000 that will go towards non-tuition related expenses such as:
• Books and School Supplies
• Utilities – Gas and Electric
• Utilities – Internet Connection
Education Aid, Inc. is excited to announce this new scholarship program that will able to support a student who has been affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. “There are many costs, other than tuition, associated with earning your degree that typical financial aid packages do not cover,” said Balfour, the Founder and CEO of Education Aid. “Without any financial support to help pay for these expenses, students are often times put in a position where they need to choose between school and work. Too many times the students have no choice but to drop out of school so they can work. Education Aid pays for expenses the students cannot afford, thus providing the financial support necessary to keep the student in school until graduation,” said Balfour.
The innovative approach of Education Aid’s scholarship program makes education accessible to many students who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend school. For these disadvantaged students, getting the job training they need, or earning a college degree can only be made possible with the type of financial support Education Aid’s Scholarship Program provides. Education Aid’s scholarship programs start at $5,000 and can provide support for a semester, year, or through graduation.
Students can get more information about the scholarship program and how to apply at the official scholarship page located at: www.educationaid.org/hsscholarship
About Education Aid, Inc.
It is the mission of Education Aid to change the lives of students around the country by providing them with the financial support they need to complete their education. This is done through the Support a Student Scholarship Program. Participants of this Program will have payments made on their behalf for non-tuition related expenses that are not being covered by their current financial aid amounts. Many economically disadvantaged students do not receive enough financial support to pay for such expenses and ultimately end up dropping out of school. This Program was created to identify these students and provide them with the financial support necessary to enable them to complete their degrees. You can read more about Education Aid at: www.educationaid.org .