PHENOM has followed the lead of the Crittenton Women’s Union in advocating for funding for the Educational Rewards Program. It was established as part of the 2006 Economic Stimulus bill to encourage and aid low-income students seeking education leading to jobs in high-demand occupations. This program is unique in allowing students to use a portion of their grants to cover living expenses and is ideal for working and/or parenting students. Grants are available to students attending public colleges, and is the only state grant available to students carrying less than a half-time course load and/or participating in a non-degree program.
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