The CCS Foundation is excited to share that we have been awarded a grant from Bank of America Foundation!
The award will support the Christine Johnson Fund for Futures Scholarship, which creates more access to education for our students by providing emergency support to single parents.
Emergency aid is a retention issue. Students often face barriers to completing their education because they’re trying to cover childcare costs, rent, snow tires for driving to school, glasses for reading the board and screen in class and more.
Emergency aid awards provide a comprehensive solution to this problem. Last year alone, the Foundation provided our students with 371 scholarship and emergency aid awards. These awards totaled over $401,000.
Dr. Christine Johnson, Community Colleges of Spokane’s recently retired Chancellor, supported her legacy of student support by creating two emergency aid awards and two scholarships with the Foundation. (Learn more about those scholarships in this Spokesman-Review article!)
Bank of America Foundation, a long-time partner of our mission, is generously supporting the emergency awards Dr. Johnson created with a $7,500 grant.
Bank of America Foundation’s gift will allow us to support dozens of Spokane and Spokane Falls students who are single parents. Last year, more than 17% of CCS students were single parents.
We are so grateful to Bank of America Foundation for continuing their years of support for CCS students.
Stay tuned to our website to hear from some of the students who will be directly supported by the Christine Johnson Fund for Futures Scholarship and Bank of America Foundation’s gift.
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