Waubonsee scholarship helps unemployed

By on August 8, 2009

Sugar Grove—The Waubonsee Community College Foundation established the “Brighter Futures” scholarship program, which will provide up to $500 to unemployed district residents who enroll in Workforce Development courses at the college.

These short, focused courses are intended to provide students with relevant skills they can utilize right away in a variety of industries such as computers, health care, manufacturing and small business.

This new scholarship program is part of the college’s larger “Brighter Futures” initiative, which is designed to provide resources and strategies for thriving in a challenging economy. The initiative began with a kick-off event in June, featuring a resource fair with Waubonsee departments and local social service agencies, as well as presentations on careers and financial health.

The “Brighter Futures” scholarship application form is available at www.waubonsee.edu/brighterfutures For more information, call (630) 466-7900, ext. 2316.