Scholarship Program for College Announced

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Director of Communications Jason MillerDirector of Communications Jason Miller, New Castle CountyAGENCY County Executive Matt Meyer launches scholarship to support college affordability Apply online through April 12 at County Executive Matt Meyer joined school leaders, educational advocates and students at Newark High School today to launch a scholarship program to support college affordability for New Castle County residents. ??œI am pleased to establish the largest scholarship program in the history of New Castle County government to benefit high school seniors, current college students and adults who are pursuing higher education to build their careers and support their families,??? County Executive Matt Meyer said. ??œEach year more than half of our high school graduates plan to continue onto college where tuition costs have more than doubled nationally over the past 20 years. That rising cost places incredible pressure on New Castle County residents and threatens to put college education out of reach. At a time when millions of jobs across our country are unfilled because of a skills gap we need to do more to support continuing education for all. Our scholarship program is an investment in a brighter future for our county and its people.??? Increasing college costs and other financial challenges experienced by families are significant and growing barriers to post-secondary education. The Matt Meyer Scholarship responds to that need by offering $50,000 in competitive need-based awards from $1,000 to $3,000 to New Castle County residents who are currently enrolled or will attend an accredited post-secondary undergraduate program in the summer or fall of 2019. The scholarship is available to any county resident, including residents of the City of Wilmington and other municipalities, and is available to non-traditional students such as adult learners who may be currently employed or underemployed and seek a college education as an opportunity to build a new career. Learn more and apply online at Read the full scholarship announcement at Watch today??™s announcement event at New Castle County Matt Meyer Scholarship | New Castle County, DE - Official Website NEWCASTLEDE.GOV
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