Pell Grant Jumpers Cost Colleges 1.2 Billion Dollars Last Year

With so many people needing financial assistance out there, here we are having people doing crap like this? Say it isn’t so. Unfortunately, it is. Yep, it looks like thousands of Michigan residents have scammed the local colleges by taking Pell Grant money, and not attending classes. I don’t know about you, but crap like this really upsets me. Do you realize how many people need financial assistance? Millions of people. Yet, we have imbecilices in our civilization who act like complete morons and make life more difficult for the rest of us.

Perhaps the people who ran off with the Pell grant didn’t realize that the colleges have to repay the federal government the money they took. Perhaps, they did realize it and just didn’t care. Either way, people need to come to their senses and realize that life is about more than just them. Stop screwing other people over. Really.

Anyway, back to the story…

Colleges in the area, such as Henry Ford Community College, must repay the Pell grant money back to the federal government. Guess what this means? You guessed it. A tuition increase. And people wonder why college is so expensive and why student loans are growing at unprecedented rates.

I’ll tell you why.


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WHF Partnership Grant Awarded To Good Shepherd

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Mount Vernon non-profit Good Shepherd Home and Family Services obtained a grant from the WHF Foundation last week.

The WHF Foundation gave $5,000 awards to six D.C. area nonprofits that assist women through economic literacy, home support, and lifestyle skills programs. These nonprofits were given grants:

  • Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless
  • Calvary Women’s Services
  • Doorways
  • Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, Inc.
  • Interfaith Works
  • Open Arms Housing

We are grateful to have the WHF Foundation as a longstanding supporter helping us to give low-income families a fresh start toward stable housing,” GSH Executive Director Shannon Steene said. “An important tool that the WHF Foundation and GSH value is the financial education of those we serve. Effectively using their household income helps our clients create their own success and stability.

“We are always thrilled when we can demonstrate our commitment to non-profit partner organizations that are working in the community everyday to support women and families – either financially or through volunteer efforts in financial literacy training –” WHF Foundation President Lisa Andrews said in a release. “This year’s grantees are at the forefront of providing direct services to families in need. Many of our partner organizations’ offer programs on basic financial literacy, and empower low-income women and their families to become more self-sufficient. It’s a time when many non-profits are experiencing cuts to charitable giving and funding, but the services they provide are needed more than ever. I am proud that WHF Foundation is able to continue making meaningful contributions to these worthwhile organizations.”

The WHF Foundation has offered Partnership Grants for 14 years. Resources for the grant are elevated through direct benefits from WHF members and from sponsorships and contributions from companies, associations and persons within the DC metro region.

The WHF Foundation has added more than $600,000 to neighborhood businesses, located more than 200 financial literacy services, and supplied more than $9,500 in scholarships to girls at Trinity College.

Do you know of anyone else that has been awarded grants lately?

Let us know and we will post it on our blog!

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AARP Awards 46 Scholarships To Women

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More Companies Should Step Forward Like AARP!

AARP Foundation today announced it has given 46 scholarships in its sixth annual Women’s Scholarship Program. The scholarships provide opportunity for low-income 50-plus women by financing education, training, and skills upgrades that may result in better employment and increased financial security for women and their own families. An overall total of over $175,000 was given in increments of $500 to $5,000 according to financial need and the price of the instruction or training course. The AARP is consistenty giving out scholarhips to a lot of individuals in need, and we sincerely thank them for giving back again to the city. You will find very few corporations that still have this perspective. Only if more corporations thought in this way!

What exactly is the AARP?

Wondering what the AARP is precisely? AARP is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership in excess of 37 million, that helps individuals 50 have independence, selection and get a grip on in ways that are advantageous for them and society in general. AARP will not support candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. They’ve greatly contributed to society and therefore are the first choice in 50 life style publications.

The also produce AARP The Magazine, the authoritative voice for Americans 50 and the world’s biggest-circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for the 50 crowd; AARP VIVA, a bilingual life style multimedia platform addressing the interests and needs of Hispanic Americans; and national television and radio programming including My Generation and Interior E Street. This corporation has been with us for many years.

The AARP Foundation can be an associated charity that provides security, protection, and authorization to old individuals in need with support from a large number of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands They are located in all 50 states and are simply a telephone call away if you are ever interested in providing them with a call.

Three girls from Illinois (from Waukegan, Urbana and Bloomington) were chosen to get scholarships totaling $8,000. AARP Foundation created the Women’s Scholarship Program in August 2007 to assist old women over come financial and employment barriers by facilitating their entry in to education and training programs they might otherwise perhaps not afford, and finally helping in their recession recovery efforts. The AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program is an integral part of a larger Workforce Initiative that is really paving the best way to steady income by linking jobless workers 50-plus with hourly-wage jobs to strengthen local economies and changing lives. More corporations have to embrace the AARP edge and give back to the community.

“AARP Foundation is committed to elevating opportunities for women,” said AARP Foundation President Jo Ann Jenkins. “We are so proud of this program, which has helped hundreds of deserving women have access to the educational opportunities to advance their employment goals and ensure better financial security for themselves and their families.”

Find out more about the AARP women’s grants here.

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