Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will offer ten scholarships for 2018-2019
A 2017 report from the Wisconsin HOPE lab found that approximately 14 percent of community-college students are homeless. In addition, homeless community-college students were more likely than housing-secure students to work long hours at low-wage, low-quality jobs, and to get less sleep.
Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless is offering ten $2,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year to Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) students who are currently homeless or have experienced homelessness in the past two years. Funds can be used for education or living expenses. The deadline for applications for the scholarships is June 1, 2018. Applicants can apply at the admissions office of the Minneapolis Community Technical College at 1501 Hennepin or online at www.minneapolis.edu/collegescholarships.
In a release announcing the scholarships, Open Your Heart noted that demand for technical and skilled trade positions is at an all time high, and MCTC has a nearly 100% job-placement rate for students graduating from its career and technical education programs.