BUILDING CAREER GRANTS:
Foundation Manager Sharon DeBragga said, “Our new focus is expanding to provide Career Grants with complete support for the student over the life cycle of the scholarship.”
These Career Grants, between $500 and $2,500, are enough to become a…
- Computer Service Technician ($1,548)
- Web Developer ($1,903)
- Welder ($2,685)
- Network Technician ($1,956)
- Certified Nursing Assistant ($1,400)
- Pharmacy Technician ($1,655)
- EMT ($1,941)
And many others.
“The scholarship recipients have been vetted by the school’s faculty. The Foundation carefully approves every program in which we place scholarship money. Over the life of the scholarship, we provide mentoring, personal finance and tutoring. We’ll even work through life issues. If a student needs transportation, we’ll show them where and how to get a cheap car. We also assure quality job placement opportunities when they are done,” DeBragga said.
- 100% of donations received go students, and
- 100% of donations are tax-deductible.
Mountain View Alternative High, in Centreville, is part of Fairfax County Public Schools and serves students with nontraditional needs. The school’s students are both minors and adults, students who are pregnant or parenting, students returning to school after major life events forced them to drop out and students accelerating their high school education. The school is not intended for students with severe disciplinary problems.
DeBragga said, “We are trying to serve as many needy and deserving Mountain View graduates as possible. Providing Career Grants turns high school graduates into tax-paying citizens with good jobs to support their families. We are thankful for these high school students working to raise scholarship money for themselves, and thankful for the donors who support our students through The Foundation’s work.”