44 Poor, Single Parents Awarded Scholarships

From Staff and Wire Reports

Project Self-Sufficiency, which helps low-income single parents pursue job training or advanced degrees, presented $38,000 in scholarships last week to 44 people.

The scholarships, in $1,000 and $500 allotments, are intended to recognize parents who earned their degrees while juggling the demands of single parenthood, project director Susan Edwards said.

The group's goal is to move these parents from public assistance programs into the work force. The project's foundation and 20 private donors provided the scholarship money.

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