The Daytona State College Foundation is launching a new scholarship initiative that provides opportunity for patrons to support students - one credit hour at a time.
The new Credit Hour Club is an idea brought to the Foundation by college President Carol Eaton, modeled after a similar scholarship program at her former institution, Frederick Community College.
Foundation Executive Director Donna Sue Sanders said the intent of the scholarship is to help mitigate the financial challenges faced by many students. “They have to deal with more than just tuition,” she said. “Books and supplies, lab fees, housing, travel and other education related expenses can amount to thousands of dollars.”
She noted that for as little as 27 cents a day, Credit Hour Club supporters can help bridge the financial gaps many students face, particularly in light of the fact that federal financial aid today covers less and less of the total cost of a college education.
For the academic year 2011-2012, Credit Hour Club membership is $100; however, patrons are encouraged to purchase as many credit hours as they wish. One hundred percent of gifts made to the fund are committed to students. There are no administrative costs charged to the fund.
For more information on how you can join the Credit Hour Club, call the Foundation at (386) 506-3110.