Scholarship Foundation Provides $10,000 to Adult Education Pilot Program

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The East Montgomery County Scholarship Foundation Awards

NEW CANEY, TX – The East Montgomery County Scholarship Foundation (EMCSF) has contributed $10,000 to a pilot program through Mission Northeast to help adults interested in vocational certification courses . This educational opportunity will be available through a partnership between Mission Northeast and Lone Star College-Kingwood

The EMCSF Board of Trustees voted late last year to approve funding for Mission Northeast after meeting with Melissa Gonzalez, president of Lone Star College-Kingwood, and Pam Dickson, executive director of Mission Northeast. They shared how beneficial the pilot program would be in helping adults continue their education and vocational training at Lone Star College-Kingwood. This program is part of EMCSF’s mission to provide educational assistance to the community.

“What an honor and privilege to partner with Mission Northeast to help adults continue their education through this pilot program,” said Brenda Webb, President of EMSF. “We are thrilled to see the adult residents of East Montgomery County achieve their dream of earning a certification or degree in the field of their passion.”

Since the $10,000 was awarded in December 2021, five students have enrolled, including three single mothers and two students living at home. Two of these students are enrolled in the dental program, two in phlebotomy and one is receiving her associate’s degree. The funding provided tuition, books, and supplies for students who might not have been able to afford these items.

“This program would be available to adults who are not eligible — based on age — for the $1,600 EMCID award to area high school graduates,” said Mission Northeast Executive Director Pam Dickson. “An exciting aspect of our partnership is a mentorship program by LSC-K. We will begin having a bi-weekly LSC-K representative available to meet with Mission Northeast customers to introduce them to higher learning opportunities.

EMCS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the East Montgomery County Improvement District, established to promote the economic, social, and cultural development of the area through education.

EMCID press release

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