Peninsula College Foundation, with support from area donors, has provided funds over the past few years to cover emergency expenses that would otherwise cause students to drop out of college.
“Nearly every student helped by these funds is successful, which means they either graduate or they stay enrolled and continue on with their education,” said Getta Rogers Workman, executive director for the Foundation. “We are hearing of new and greater challenges for PC students, as this global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic plays out. Students need financial help, and they need it quickly. Otherwise, the crisis wins and it becomes substantially harder, and sometimes impossible, for students to get back on track. We work with the College to keep this from happening, by getting aid immediately to students with need.”
The Peninsula College campus community, including the Forks and Port Townsend campuses, has modified how it does business in order to continue to serve students during the pandemic. The Foundation hopes to help by making sure that students can continue at PC. This is especially true for students in the Nursing and Medical Assisting Programs.
“It is an honor to help these students, as they work toward entering fields that so greatly impact our community in this trying time,” Workman said. “We need help from community partners to make sure that we can support these students.”
Donors wishing to offer emergency funds for nursing, medical assisting or other Peninsula College students can give to Peninsula College Foundation’s COVID-19 Student Relief Fund at https://pencol.edu/foundation/give, or by sending a check to PC Foundation Relief Fund, 1502 E Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, WA 98362. Every dollar given goes toward student support.
For more information contact Getta Rogers Workman at firstname.lastname@example.org.