As part of its commitment to securing funds for scholarships and other educational support for low- to moderate-income students, Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation has established a new pilot project, The IGNITE Scholarship.
The IGNITE Scholarship was established to provide those seeking a General Educational Diploma the financial support to not only attain the credential but proceed onto college courses or certification programs to enhance workforce readiness.
Qualified candidates are those who did not complete high school and want to earn a GED and reengage in higher education at the certification, community college or university level.
In its first year, the IGNITE Scholarship is accepting 16 Pueblo County residents who have not yet earned a high school diploma or GED and are willing to enroll in PHEF GED Prep Courses Cohort, evening courses which begin Oct. 26 and run through Dec. 17.
Participants must take and pass the GED test and