January 23, 2013

FRCC Foundation Has Scholarship Funds for Displaced Homemakers

The Front Range Community College Foundation has $40,000 in scholarship funds available for displaced homemakers.

Ryan McCoy, assistant director of the foundation, says a displaced homemaker is someone who has been dependent on another household member’s income and has lost that primary source of income. Displaced homemakers could be divorced, widowed, separated, married or unmarried, have a disabled spouse or caregiver, have an unemployed spouse, or other circumstance.

Half of the funds come from the JumpStart Scholarship fund administered by the Community College of Denver. The FRCC Foundation is matching the fund, bringing the total available to $40,000. Information about the scholarship is found here.

The scholarship is offered in partnership with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and is intended to return the displaced homemaker to the workforce.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.


About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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