Indiana essential workers can receive new scholarships for their children

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- St. Joseph County legislators are encouraging families to apply for a new scholarship program that will help cover child care and early education costs.

In order to qualify, families must have at least one verified essential worker and meet income eligibility requirements.

These scholarships can be used to help families financially with their children’s early care, early education, summer learning or out-of-school care.

"Raising children and working full-time can be a challenge. For essential workers, it can be even more stressful with kids at home. As we move into summer, this resource comes at a great time and can be a lifesaver for some families,” said State Representative Dale DeVon, chair of the House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee.

St. Joseph County currently has 37 centers participating to help this scholarship program.

“The importance of high-quality education cannot be understated. These programs supplement what young students are learning in the classroom and help them grow,” said State Representative Jake Teshka, a member of the House Education Committee.

50,000 scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis as applications will remain open through October 31.

To view the scholarship application and the terms of eligibility, visit here.

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