Grant Available to Assist Out-Of-School Youths
Broward College recently was awarded a
$500,000 grant to support its Get REAL! (Ready for Education And Learning) scholarship.
The scholarship is designed to help youths 17-24 who are out of school
due to economic, health and social reasons but desire higher education
opportunities and job readiness training. Through the program, 120 students who
attend or will attend Broward College this fall will be eligible for benefit.
REAL program was developed based on strategies which have been identified
by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) and the U.S. Department of Labor
(USDOL) for ensuring employment readiness for jobs in high-demand industries
such as information technology, health care and manufacturing-construction. The
target group of recipients will include persons who may have been excluded from
pursuing education or employment goals because of health or family issues,
young adults returning from military service, or those who are enrolled in
court-ordered diversion programs. The grant also will cover students in the
foster care system, children of incarcerated parents, and those with
Each recipient of the scholarship will
receive tuition assistance, career support and assigned advisors, goal-based
financial incentives, work-study opportunities while at Broward College, job
placement assistance upon degree completion, and participation in events and
workshops to assist with job readiness.
To be eligible for the Get REAL! program,
• be between the ages of 17 and 24,
• have earned a high school diploma or GED,
• have not attended any post-secondary
institution between January 6,2016 through May 5, 2016, and
• be highly motivated to complete a career
training program in 2 years or less.
Broward College is
currently accepting applications for the Get REAL! program through August 15.
For more information or to request an application please contact Olivia
Sarson: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-201-7107.
To learn more, read about Bayna
and how this grant program is helping him beyond the classroom:
For more information about other Broward College Scholarships go to broward.edu/scholarships.