Convicted felons have another chance to redeem themselves and to prove their worth to society. Part of their rehabilitation is to have the opportunity to get education. In this cause, many organizations and foundation are offering scholarship grants for convicted felons in their way to re-start their lives again.
Simmons Brothers Art Scholarship Grant
The Simmons Brothers Art Scholarship grant is a scholarship program awarded to a ex-convicted felon a year. The scholarship grant can be use for the schools expenses at the City University of New York. The scholarship was intended for assisting the people who is imprisoned for a long time under the Rockefeller Drug Laws of New York. The scholarship is managed in cooperation with STRIVE, which is a non-profit organization located in the East Harlem and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Applicants wanting to have baccalaureate degree in the arts are welcome to apply. For more details, call the organization at (212) 360 – 1100 or visit the STRIVE’s website at strivenational.org.
240 East 123rd St.
New York, NY 10035
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Prison Project
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or the NAACP Prison Project is aimed to assist in educating former felons all over the country. The objective of the program is to help ex-felons in obtaining equal rights, providing referrals for the inmates and their families and assisting inmates in their re-integration with the society. For more details about the scholarship grants and program they offer, visit www.naacp.org/programs/prison/ or call them at (877) 622 – 2798.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
Charles W. Colson Scholarship
The Charles W. Colson Scholarship is a scholarship grant created in honor of the late Charles Colson who contributed greatly to the cause of prison ministries. This program awards scholarship sponsored by private entities and with the cooperation from the Wheaton College located in the Wheaton, Illinois. The cash grant can be used for the following expenses: tuition fees, boarding and lodging, tutoring, personal counselling and books. The guidelines, application forms and eligibility are all accessible at the Institute for Prison Ministries official website. For more inquiries and further details, contact the ministry at (630) 752 – 5727 or email all of your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institute for Prison Ministries
501 College Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187