The Ammon Foundation and Mercer County Community College Foundation Announce Strategic Partnership

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Linden, N.J., July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ammon Foundation and Mercer County Community College Foundation announced today a partnership that will provide scholarship funds to students in addiction recovery attending Mercer County Community College.   Through the partnership, a total of $4,000 in scholarship funds will be available for students who have unmet needs to cover their tuition during the academic year 2018-2019.

The Ammon Foundation believes that in order for those in recovery to thrive, they must be supported by that include continued education, safe housing, stable employment and adequate healthcare. Ammon is dedicated to supporting recovery through education. To that end, they offer scholarship awards and build supportive networks to help students achieve personal and professional success.

The Foundation's mission is to empower individuals in addiction recovery through combating stigma and providing strategic support to enable personal success. The is designed as a matching scholarship opportunity for students attending Education Partner Institutions like Mercer County Community College.  Currently, the Ammon Foundation has built Education Partnerships with 9 schools and plans to continue to grow the program throughout the year to expand its transformative impact to more students throughout the state.

Recipients of the scholarship become members of the Ammon Recovery Scholars Program - receiving personal, professional and academic support and joining a national network of peers who have also received scholarships through the Foundation. This allows for students in recovery all over the country to connect and support each other - virtually and in person. Together, Scholars’ personal recovery stories help combat the stigma connected to the disease of addiction, by humanizing addiction and showcasing that recovery is possible. 

“When we set out to partner with community colleges, Mercer was at the top of our list. We are glad that they’ll be on board as a partner. I am glad to be bridging the Ammon Foundation and Mercer County Community College partnership,” said, Paula Figueroa-Vega, Director of Scholarship Programs at the Ammon Foundation.  “Education changed my life, and it is my hope to open that door to as many other individuals as possible.”

Established in 1966, Mercer County Community College is a publicly-supported, comprehensive educational institution that provides opportunities for higher education through an open-door admission policy, with campuses in West Windsor, the newly-expanded James Kerney Campus in downtown Trenton, and "anywhere, everywhere" through MercerOnline.  Approximately 11,300 students enroll in one or more credit courses each year.

"Mercer serves a diverse population with numerous challenges, and it is our duty to adequately address those challenges in service to our community," said Ed Gwazda, Vice President for College Advancement and Executive Director and Secretary of the MCCC Foundation. "This innovative partnership with the Ammon Foundation will enable MCCC to expand its reach to the recovery community, which is so often overlooked in our society."

Sheilah Powell
The Ammon Foundation
908-525-3735
spowell@ammonfoundation.org

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Globe Newswire: 15:30 GMT Wednesday 11th July 2018

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