A Chance for Children of Injured Workers to Attend College
Kids’ Chance of Vermont provides need-based college scholarships to children of injured workers. They’re taking applications right now and are actively looking for people they can help.
Applications Due Next Month
Applications are due by April 29, 2016. If you’re interested, e-mail BFS paralegal Chris O’Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.
Common sense will tell you that the family of a worker who suffers a serious injury or fatality at work usually doesn’t have extra money for big expenses like college. Kids’ Chance of Vermont helps by awarding scholarships to those children of injured workers who have graduated from high school and are interested in pursuing higher education.
The Faces of Kids’ Chance
Nationwide, Kids’ Chance has helped more than 2,000 people attend college. You can read their stories on the Kids’ Chance web page, Faces of Kids’ Chance. Their hard work and determination to overcome truly tough obstacles that have changed their families is inspiring and we’re proud to support them.
BFS Supports Kids’ Chance
Our attorney Heidi Groff serves on the board of Kids’ Chance of Vermont (she’s currently Vice President). She’s looking forward to getting the applications and reading about what Vermont kids of injured workers want to do with their lives after high school. She says one of her favorite things about Kids’ Chance of Vermont is that 100% of the money they raise goes towards scholarships, so students get the full benefit of available funds.
Since it was created by a workers’ compensation lawyer in Georgia in 1988, Kids’ Chance has distributed over $5-million in scholarship funds to more than 2,000 recipients. Across the US, 33 states now have their own Kids’ Chance programs.