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The Student Assistance Foundation Announces Complementary Mission Grant Program

November 30, 2005View for printing

The Student Assistance Foundation announced today that it will be awarding grant funds of $1,000 up to $25,000 to Montana organizations that share, support, or otherwise complement the mission of the Student Assistance Foundation: to provide students with the knowledge and resources to finance and pursue their postsecondary education.

Over the course of the next five years (2005-2010), Student Assistance Foundation will focus its Complementary Mission Grant program on supporting activities in the following areas:

* Student and parent outreach and education on financial preparation, career choices, and college preparedness

* Preparing students for Montana's workforce, particularly in the areas of teacher recruitment and retention and health occupations

* Grants and scholarships

* Support and outreach for the financial aid and education communities

Partnerships are mandatory to receive funding, and applicants must demonstrate their efforts to reach out to appropriate partners and engage them in the project. Eligible applicants include:

* 501 (c)(3) nonprofits * community based organizations * schools (private and public) * state and local government agencies * associations * Consortiums of these groups working together on a particular project

Grant applications are available online at www.safmt.org, under “Financial Assistance”. The application deadline is December 31, 2005.

Student Assistance Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Helena, Montana, whose mission is to provide students with the knowledge and tools to finance and pursue their postsecondary education. For more information, visit http://www.safmt.org

CONTACT:

Kelly Chapman

Student Assistance Foundation

kchapman@safmt.org

406-495-7390

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Many thanks to the Montana Nonprofit Association http://www.mtnonprofit.org for passing this opportunity along. Russ
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