Monomoy Dollars for Scholars is proud to announce that 36 students have won the 2019/2020 Continuing Education Scholarships. Students must be in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year in college or in an accredited trade school. The cost of higher education, for students beyond their freshman year after their High School graduation scholarships have been utilized is prohibitive. Continuing community support for their sons and daughters is imperative as the student and family discover just how expensive it will be to finish. For certainly the lower and even some of the upper and middle classes must make choices to mortgage their homes or sell in order to finance their child through school. This is not unheard of and then should other major, money-needing issues arise, they find there is not enough to go around. More than half of students leave college to work, thinking ultimately, they will save money and then go back. Most never do. Those that manage to make it through, by holding down 2-3 jobs, and work-study programs, end up riddled with debt that makes it difficult to buy a house or even finance their own children through school. After a lifetime of earning, some will end up passing their college debt down to the next generation because of interest charges that never go away.
Monomoy Dollars for Scholars believes that this is a terrible waste of a student’s abilities and a terrible waste of family resources. Scholarships should be available in all years of a student’s education. These young people, regardless of where they live, are our hope for the future of our planet. Please support them by providing scholarships. They aren’t asking for a hand out, they’re asking for a hand up.
Please support Monomoy Dollars for Scholars, which is open to any student resident in Harwich or Chatham and supports education at Monomoy Regional High School and Cape Cod Tech, among others, please sent a check to: P.O. Box 244, North Chatham, 02650. For online donations, please go to our website: http://www.monomoy.dollarsforscholars.org/
If you’d like to help the organization, sponsor a scholarship, or create a memorial scholarship, please contact Margaret Martin [email protected]. The Annual Meeting is Tuesday, January 14, 2020 with a snow date of January 21, at the Chatham Community Center at 7:00 p.m. All interested citizens of Chatham and Harwich are welcomed to attend. For more information please call Dee Tripp, President, at 508-945-2227.
Congratulations to the following students were awarded Continuing Education scholarships: