Posted on: November 14, 2018
Clarkson College is partnering with Kids’ Chance of Nebraska to provide a $10,000 scholarship for children of Nebraska workers who have been severely or fatally injured in work-related accidents.
Kids’ Chance of Nebraska is a non-profit organization that serves the dependents of individuals who suffered employment-related fatality or injuries that caused significant adverse effects on family income. To help these dependents pursue their post-secondary education goals, the organization provides scholarships to eligible students. Clarkson College will assist the organization by matching a $5,000 award and providing an additional $5,000 in scholarship funds.
“We have been eager to find the perfect community partner for some time, and our search led us to Clarkson College, an organization whose values align with our own. We are grateful to Clarkson College for taking a leadership role in partnering with Kids’ Chance of Nebraska and are hopeful that it will encourage similar collaborative efforts with other institutions of higher education,” said Dave Poppert, Kids’ Chance of Nebraska Board of Directors member. “Many of our scholarship recipients enter the health care field due to their exposure to the industry during their parent’s injury or illness, which makes this a valuable partnership.”
Clarkson College President Dr. Tony Damewood regards the newly established partnership as a unique opportunity to help students achieve their goals. “Partnering with Kids’ Chance of Nebraska allows our institution to continue to fulfill our Mission of educating students and preparing them to be the best,” he said. “We are proud to offer scholarship recipients the opportunity to further their education.”
Eligible recipients must be between the ages of 16 and 25 years old, be the dependent of a parent injured on the job and have a high school diploma or GED. Recipients may use the funds to pursue an advance education at a vocational or technical school, junior college or university. For more information on Kids’ Chance visit www.kidschanceofne.org.