EWC Has Been Awarded an Edshare Grant
September 8, 2004
(Torrington, WY) Eastern Wyoming College has been awarded an EDSHARE grant from EDFUND of $30,000 for the 2004-2005 school year. EDSHARE offers schools the opportunity to invest in new initiatives, publications and/or events, either by creating new programs or supplementing existing ones. EDSHARE is the newest manifestation of EDFUND'S mission to provide benefits to borrowers, a $12 million competitive grant program aimed at generating dynamic new approaches to borrower education, debt management and default prevention. Individual grants of up to $40,000 will be made available to campuses across the nation in the hope that the programs nurtured by these seed grants will ultimately benefit borrowers at colleges throughout the nation.
Pam Palermo, Director of Financial Aid, and Marilyn Cotant, Dean of Students, with EDFUND representatives Michael Amaloo and Joel Kordis
Eastern Wyoming College is planning on using this grant for a number of things. Students will be able to log onto our website and participate in a virtual online orientation. This will provide students with information about EWC and give them a better look at the college before even stepping foot in the door. Free non-credit classes on the website will also be offered featuring: Affording your Lifestyle, Preparing your Resume, Interviewing Techniques, and Searching/Landing Employment for your Future. This will help students secure employment, thus providing them a means to repay their educational debts as well as obtain a livable wage.
Pam Palermo, Director of Financial Aid commended, "I have a great committee that has some very creative ideas for the development of our Support for E-Students project. I am excited about the opportunities these funds will provide, not only for our Distance Education students, but for all EWC students."
The EDSHARE program is an important element of EDFUND'S commitment to providing benefits to borrowers that make a real difference in their ability to achieve their higher education dreams.
For more information please contact Pam Palermo at 307.532.8325.