KENNESAW, Ga. -- Frank Betz Associates, a designer of custom and stock home plans, has created the Fight Against Homelessness Scholarship. Their goal is to help anyone who has been personally affected by homelessness more easily afford attaining a post-secondary degree. The scholarship is worth $1,000.
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, more than 500,000 Americans either sleep on the streets or in a shelter on any given night. While any number of circumstances may lead to homelessness, from financial difficulty to escaping abuse, the result is usually the same: facing the often impossible task of escaping living on the streets.
For Americans who are homeless, alleviating their current situation is much more difficult than it sounds. Without somewhere to shower and keep a wardrobe, employment is not easy to come by. As such, any "income" is put toward food and other necessities to live, with finding a home remaining a distant dream.
Going to college is also not a real possibility for those in this situation. However, doing so can be the first step toward a better life. That is the hope behind the Frank Betz Associates Fight Against Homelessness Scholarship. It is open to anyone who is currently homeless, has been homeless in the past or is at risk of being homeless. The scholarship is also open to those who have worked with the homeless in some demonstrable way.
Russell W. Moody, president of Frank Betz Associates, says homelessness is a cause that is near to his heart.
"Our company creates house plans, but we are painfully aware that so many in our country can't afford to have any kind of roof over their head," he said. "We believe every person deserves a home of their own. Our hope is that, through this scholarship, we can help fight the epidemic of homelessness, one person at a time."
All applicants must be accepted into an accredited post-secondary school, and must submit their transcript along with an essay. More information about the Frank Betz Associates Fight Against Homelessness Scholarship can be found on their website.
SOURCE Frank Betz Associates
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