Fitchburg State part of “Moving to College” scholarship program to help homeless students

Staff Report
Published: 12/31/2020 4:09:00 PM
Modified: 12/31/2020 4:08:49 PM

FITCHBURG — Fitchburg State University will support homeless students as part of the Commonwealth’s “Moving to College” scholarship program, designed to support unaccompanied homeless youth from the state as they embark on a college degree.

Scholarships for up to 20 students are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Moving to Work program administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development, with additional support provided by the Department of Higher Education, the Unaccompanied Homeless Youth and Young Adult Commission and participating campuses.

In addition to Fitchburg State, Mount Wachusett Community College is also participating.

“We are proud to lend our institutional support to this effort that will open doors of opportunity to students,” Fitchburg State University President Richard S. Lapidus said. “Access and affordability are among our core institutional values, and we look forward to helping bring a college degree within reach for the students in this program.”

What’s covered: Year-round, on-campus housing, meal plans and case management and other support services

What’s not covered: Tuition and fees, books and supplies, transportation.

Applications for the program are due March 1. For more details and application information, visit https://www.doe.mass.edu/sfs/edstability/mtc.html.


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