AUSTIN (March 26, 2018) – The College of Health Care Professions is proud to announce a new scholarship match program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Texas for students enrolled in BBBS and interested in studying one of CHCP’s many clinical and administrative healthcare programs.
The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for post-secondary education to youth participating in BBBS’ program and to further the organization’s mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
“CHCP believes in helping students change their trajectory in life,” said Sara Rambikur, CHCP Austin Campus President. “Many within BBBS would benefit from a smaller college setting that has additional support services and career guidance in focused areas of study. We hope this scholarship eases the financial burden upon students in the BBBS system and helps them pursue a career in healthcare that will ultimately change their life.”
CHCP CEO Eric Bing added, “CHCP is excited about partnering with BBBS because of our common belief in individualized support services to help our students from underserved communities achieve success.”
CHCP and BBBS have committed to helping BBBS students who keep their promise to graduate high school by assisting financially with this post-secondary education scholarship. Little Brothers and Sisters in the BBBS program are eligible to receive a $2000 scholarship through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. To support the BBBS missions, CHCP Austin will match this scholarship in the amount of $2000 for a total scholarship amount of $4000. To be eligible for the BBBS scholarship, applicants must have been matched with a Big Brother, Sister, or Couple for at least one year, be at least 14 years-old and have completed high school or have a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
“Our goal is helping kids achieve success in life,” said Brent Fields, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, “and we’re always looking to establish connections within the community that facilitate that goal. Partnering with The College of Health Care Professions opens a door for BBBS kids into the healthcare field that we haven’t had before.”
In 1986, BBBS of Central Texas received a contribution from an anonymous Central Texas donor to establish a program encouraging Little Brothers and Sisters to complete high school and pursue post-secondary education. The program was the first of its kind throughout the nearly 350 BBBS chapters. Since 1986, Big Brothers Big Sisters has promised nearly $5 million in college scholarships to 2,500 Little Brothers and Sisters in Central Texas.
If you believe you are eligible for the CHCP matching scholarship please reach out to BBBS of Central Texas by emailing email@example.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas:
Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 1,000 children in Travis, Williamson, Hays and Bell counties every year. For more than 47 years we have matched children ages 6–18 with supportive adult mentors who build friendships and offer encouragement and support to each child, helping them discover opportunities and build skills that lead to greater success in life. Last year more than 98 percent of the children served by BBBS remained in school, improved or maintained their grades, and avoided early parenting. Children served by our program also attend college at rates that are twice the national average for their peers. For more information, visit www.BigMentoring.org.