By Marisa Rose, Muncie and Delaware County BY5—
Muncie, IN—The 8twelve Coalition, a local neighborhood revitalization group representing portions of Thomas Park/Avondale and South Central neighborhoods, has a new scholarship program available to assist adult learners (age 18+) obtain higher education.
Adult learners living in Thomas Park/Avondale or South Central neighborhoods can request up to $500 to help fund a variety of educational expenses. Examples of educational expenses that could be covered under the scholarship are tuition assistance, childcare costs, book fees, transportation costs, and school supplies.
Applications will be reviewed by the 8twelve Educational Action team. Applications will be evaluated based on the student’s location (they must reside in Thomas Park/Avondale or South Central neighborhoods), current enrollment status, financial need, and the overall availability of funds.
Once awarded, the scholarship funds can be distributed in a variety of ways according to each recipient’s needs. This can include having funds directly delivered to a service provider (such as a day care provider), delivered via an invoice, or directly to the awarded individual.
Service providers and non-profits are encouraged to promote this program to eligible potential recipients.
For questions, or to receive a copy of the scholarship application, please contact Darbi Strahle of the 8twelve Coalition at email@example.com. Those who are interested in updates about the scholarship program can also follow the 8Twelve Coalition on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/8twelvecoalition .
The 8twelve Coalition advances the goals and aspirations of residents in Thomas Park/Avondale and South Central neighborhoods. They work together to create revitalized, inclusive neighborhoods where people chose to live.