Funds will support Earn to Learn FL™ Students
Bonita Springs, FL – January 24, 2019 – The Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida continues to support Earn to Learn FL™ students with a 2019 grant of $12,000. The grant will position the Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation to provide Earn to Learn FL™ financial aid to five Lee County women who are expected to graduate in Spring or Fall of 2020, ready for their career, and without incurring additional student debt. The grant helps more students achieve their goals through education. Why does this matter? Less than 20% of Southwest Florida women and men over age 25 have earned a bachelor's degree. Earn to Learn FL™ empowers low to moderate income students to successfully complete college or career and technical education. The result: students become investors in their own future, breaking the cycle of limited family income and improving their earning potential.
The generosity of the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida over the past two years is greatly appreciated. They are a great partner to help support hard working, but income challenged, students achieve their education and career goals, plus avoid student debt,” says Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation CEO Brenda Tate.
The Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation, serving Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, is the only non-profit in Southwest Florida focused on women and girls and was the first to publish academic research assessing the status of women in the area. The Women’s Foundation invests in programs that educate, boost entrepreneurship and advocate for policies to elevate the status of women and girls. For more information, visit http://www.fundwomenfl.org or email contact@FundWomenFL.org. Follow the Women's Foundation online at http://facebook.com/WomensFundFL and on http://twitter.com/WomensFundFL.
About Earn to Learn FL™, an initiative of the Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation
Earn to Learn FL™ supports low to moderate income students in earning a post-secondary degree or certificate, while escaping the burden of student loan debt. The program is structured so that students contribute mandatory savings of $500, which is then matched with $4,000 in financial aid funds through Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation. The program incorporates financial literacy training for each of the students to ensure that they are prepared for long-term success. Not only does it assist students to achieve graduation on time, but also helps them enter the job market with little or no student loans.here...