2018 Fair Match – Family Umbrella Group – Preschool Scholarships

02 Aug 2018, written by

The Community Foundation will match 50¢ on every dollar up to the goal amount of $5,000.

The Family Umbrella Group has been working on behalf of island families with young children since 1998. It has been established that the long-term effects of early education are important for a child’s sense of security, especially in the areas of socialization and readiness for kindergarten. One of the most effective ways to challenge young children’s inquisitive minds is to make certain that appropriate group experiences in a safe environment are available.

One of the Family Umbrella Group’s goals is to create awareness of the need of scholarship support for island families undergoing financial hardship. Although many families have enjoyed the benefits that our scholarships provide, the need continues to grow. You can support these efforts by attending our annual Spring Luncheon, donating auction items or making a monetary contribution.

The scholarship program is for families who are experiencing economic hardship and need assistance in sending their children to preschool. All scholarship arrangements are confidential. The Scholarship Committee considers a variety of factors in awarding scholarships, such as family dynamics, sliding-scale assistance and family income. Scholarship applications are available at most San Juan Island Preschools.

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