Kids' Chance of California announces record-breaking scholarship season for CA
Friday, August 7, 2020 | 576 | 0
Soquel, CA August 7th, 2020 - Kids- Chance of California is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide need-based educational scholarships to the children of California workers who have been fatally or seriously injured on the job.
Every year, Kids' Chance of California does a push to high schools across the state and campaigns at industry conferences to bring awareness of the scholarships available to children of injured workers. The deadline for scholarships is in May every year. This year the board of directors is thrilled to announce we will be awarding a record-breaking number of scholarships and total award dollars.
Kids' Chance of California was able to help 48 students in the state of California by awarding over $270,000 in scholarships. This was accomplished with a huge thanks to our generous donors, sponsors and supporters. Kids' Chance of California President, Amy Hanson said "With the economic impact from COVID -19, we were worried we couldn't fund the increased need this year, but thanks to our amazing sponsors, supporters and donors, we were able to help every eligible student this year."
"...I really am at a loss of words to describe how transformative this moment is." said one 2020 award recipient. Kids' Chance of California Board Member and Scholarship Committee Chair, Seth Frohman said "This is the response we received from one of our elated scholarship awardees after she received her award letter from Kids' Chance of California. Her reaction sums up our experience this year. It has, indeed, been a transformative moment for KCOCA!"
If you or someone you know may qualify for the Kids' Chance of California scholarship, or if you would like to donate, visit https://www.kidschanceca.org/ or follow them on social media.
About Kids' Chance of California
Kids' Chance of California is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide need-based educational scholarships to the children of California workers who have been fatally or seriously injured on the job. Kids' Chance was founded in 1988 in the state of Georgia and has expanded to 45 states over the last 32 years.
Lori Oates, CSEP
Kids' Chance of California Headquarters