2018 Hope Through Learning Award
On July 19, 2018, five recent high school graduates, who are going on to higher education, received HCEF’s Hope Through Learning Award. This $2,500 award for students who have experienced homelessness was increased to $5,000 this year, to be awarded over the course of the two years.
Please join us in celebrating the 2018 awardees:
- Tyrese is a graduate of Carrick High School and will be attending Slippery Rock University. His career goal is to teach physical education at the middle school level.
- Charles graduated from the Neighborhood Academy and is considering majoring in engineering at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
- Cierra is a Neighborhood Academy graduate and will be a sociology major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is pursuing a career as a therapist in a correctional facility.
- Tamara graduated from the Neighborhood Academy and will be attending Slippery Rock University in pursuit of a bachelor’s in social work.
- Jason graduated from Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy and plans to major in biology at Duquesne University. He is pursuing a career as an orthodontist.
In 2018, the first-ever HCEF Perseverance Award was given to Veronica, a 2014 recipient of the Hope Through Learning Award. Veronica completed her undergraduate degree and is now attending Carlow University in pursuit of a master’s in early education.
For more information on the 2018 awardees, see this Post-Gazette article.