Erie’s Future Fund Announces the Summer Scholars Program
Beginning in 2016, Erie’s Future Fund will offer a Summer Scholars program. The Summer Scholars program will provide summer scholarships, allowing eligible children to attend a high-quality early childhood education program for three half-days a week. Eligible families can choose from a participating high-quality program, enroll their child, and Erie’s Future Fund will pay for three-half days a week, up to eleven weeks, during the summertime.
How To Qualify for an Erie’s Future Fund Summer Scholarship:
Current Scholars: Parent or Guardians must call Erie’s Future Fund (814)874-0144×19 to reserve a spot for the Summer Scholars program. May 2 through May 6 is reserved for current scholar family summer registration. Current Scholars may call after May 6, but the Summer Scholar program applications will be open to the public. We will confirm your scholarship within a week of your phone call.
New Scholars: Contact Michelle Harkins at Erie’s Future Fund, (814)874-0144×19, after May 6th to make a quick application appointment. Eligible families will be able to choose from a list of quality programs and enroll their child.
Who can apply?
- Families must reside within Erie County,
- Have an annual income at or below 185% of poverty (contact our Scholarship Director for specific income requirements), and
- Have a child that will be attending kindergarten in one or two years. Please contact the Scholarship Director for further age requirements.
Erie’s Future Fund Summer Scholars Program was made possible due to the generosity of our partners. Thank you for giving more children in Erie County a chance to learn and succeed this summer!
American Tinning and Galvanizing
Humes Chrysler Plymouth Dodge
Ms. Robin Scheppner
Ms. Lisa Strong
United Way of Erie County
UPMC Health Plan
Erie’s Future Fund also wishes to acknowledge the following four organizations below for their leadership, support and implementation of the fund: United Way of Erie County, Erie Community Foundation, Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commision, and United Way Success By 6, administered by Early Connections. In addition, we are grateful to our donors who have made this fund possible. For a full list of current donors, please contact Darlene E. Kovacs at Early Connections, (814)874-0144.