We would like to congratulate Natalie on successfully obtaining her college degree in Tourism from Universidad Andres Bello! Natalie graduates as Friends From Iowa Foundation’s first college scholarship recipient.
A college education is out of reach for most, but for the lucky few who have or can find the resources, it gives them a big advantage in a country with upwards of 40% unemployment with a burgeoning pool of unskilled workers and a shortage of skilled trade and college graduates.
With only a handful of public universities and many more private colleges available, Friends From Iowa Foundation decided two years ago to explore the idea of providing college scholarships. A nineteen year old girl, Natalie, was selected as our first recipient of a college scholarship of a two-year degree. This allowed us the real-time, hands on information needed to share with others who may wish to help fund scholarships for others. The total for this higher education was a little under $2,000 per year ($1,980 for Natalie) and includes transportation, food, books, supplies, tuition, and labs.
Quite the bargain when compared to higher education costs in the U.S. and an investment in the youth, their families, and the future of their country.
Are you interested in investing in someone’s education and giving them a future?