Scholarship America awards $20,000 grant for Hurricane Harvey recovery

09.27.2017 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

San Jacinto College is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Scholarship America National Disaster Relief Fund. ­

The grant program was established to ensure postsecondary students are not forced to interrupt their education due to financial hardships created by Hurricane Harvey. Scholarship America administers this program according to guidelines established by the National Disaster Relief Fund. 

Scholarship America designs and delivers high impact education aid programs for hardworking students of all kinds, with a special focus on helping those most in need and deploying aid in the most effective ways to support completion, according to the Scholarship America website. The organization works for, with and alongside students, families, businesses, foundations and institutions to help students achieve postsecondary success by designing and delivering the best private scholarship and education support programs.

Following the devastating flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey, the San Jacinto College Foundation established an Emergency Relief Fund to assist students and employees. To date, the fund has raised nearly $100,000, including the recent contribution from the Scholarship America National Disaster Relief Fund. For more information, visit sanjac.edu/harvey-relief.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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