EdCC launches scholarship campaign to help those with history of incarceration, homelessness

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Dr. Jean Hernandez

In honor of Edmonds Community College’s President Dr. Jean Hernandez’s service to the college and community, the Edmonds CC Foundation has launched a scholarship endowment campaign to raise $100,000 to provide for students in need of a second chance.

The Hernandez-Foy Second Chance Endowed Scholarship will provide funding to students with histories of incarceration or homelessness.

“Attaining a college degree requires commitment and dedication,” Hernandez said. “I want this scholarship to give the support to students in need of a second chance to transform their lives and make a positive impact for their families and our community.”

Hernandez and her spouse, Erin Foy, strongly believe in the transformative power of education and established the Hernandez-Foy Second Chance Scholarship in 2011.

The endowed scholarship will continue to support Hernandez’s and Foy’s commitment to giving students a second chance and access to higher education.

The foundation would like to raise $100,000 toward the creation of the endowed scholarship, with a goal of raising $25,000 from the community, and through a partnership with the College Spark Foundation to triple-match all gifts up to $25,000.

“Now is the time for our community to rally around our homeless and previously incarcerated students in need of a second chance,” said Brad Thomas, Edmonds CC Foundation executive director. “Every gift – large or small – will make a direct, meaningful, and lasting impact for students now and indefinitely. A special thanks to the College Spark Foundation for stretching each donor’s dollars farther.”

To learn more about the Edmonds CC Foundation or make a donation, visit edcc.edu/foundation.

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