Students from Peninsula College’s PT campus could benefit from grant

Kelli Ameling kameling@ptleader.com
Posted 4/17/18

The Peninsula College Foundation has received a grant to help support basic education students at the Port Townsend campus of Peninsula College.

“Jefferson County students completing a GED or …

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Students from Peninsula College’s PT campus could benefit from grant

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The Peninsula College Foundation has received a grant to help support basic education students at the Port Townsend campus of Peninsula College.

“Jefferson County students completing a GED or high school diploma through Peninsula College in Port Townsend can apply for emergency assistance from the Get It Done Fund if they experience financial hardship from unexpected or out-of-the-ordinary circumstances that threaten to derail them from accomplishing their educational goals,” said PCF Executive Director Getta Rogers Workman in a press release regarding the “generous grant.”

The PCF received a $3,000 grant from Jefferson Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization “dedicated to enriching the quality of life in Jefferson County.”

“Community grants are awarded from funds based on the interest of the donor or an open competitive process that addresses the changing needs of the community,” Rogers Workman said in the release.

Rogers Workman told The Leader there are about 30 students enrolled in the basic-education programs at the college in Port Townsend, and a similar fund exists to help students at Peninsula College’s Forks and Port Angeles campuses.

“Awards have been made to help cover rent, pay for utilities or phone bills and to buy gas so that students can drive to school,” she said.

The PCF is designed to remove barriers to help students access and succeed at Peninsula College campuses.

“Peninsula College program coordinators and instructors work very closely with these students, as mentors and advisers,” Rogers Workman said. “They point students to a simple funding application and make recommendations for award payments.”

For more information, visit

JCFgives.org or call 360-385-1729.

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