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Schoolcraft Foundation to Provide Scholarships to Displaced Art Van Workers

March 06, 2020

The Schoolcraft College Foundation plans to provide scholarships for workers displaced by the imminent closing of Art Van Furniture Stores in Michigan. Awards of up to $500 per student may be used for credit or non-credit courses related to retraining, including career development, entrepreneurship and skilled professional trades. The awards also or may be applied toward the Police or Fire Academies. A total of approximately $20,000 is available for scholarships. 

“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Schoolcraft College Foundation is able to help these workers train at Schoolcraft College for new careers,” said Schoolcraft College President Dr. Conway A. Jeffress. “Art Van has been an incredibly strong philanthropic partner in Southeast Michigan for many decades, so this is our way of supporting those employees and their families.”

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The Schoolcraft College Foundation also is working to establish an SC Foundation Retraining Fund for scholarships and programs to meet the changing needs of the future of work and education. Donations to this fund can be made to the Schoolcraft College Foundation.