Transformation Through Education… Yes, education can transform lives. And for those who’ve spent years behind bars, a transformation may be in order. Maybe you are having trouble getting a job, or getting one that pays the bills. Maybe you dream of a specific career but don’t yet have to skills or degree needed to even apply. Getting those skills or that certificate or degree is not impossible. But the hard part can be obtaining the funding. Well, nothing beats free money and believe it or not, there’s a lot of that floating around.
It makes sense, from the wider perspective, to help felons get a second change, by offering monies to further their education. Think about it. A felon with a great job is far less likely to become a repeat offender than an unemployed felon, right? It’s a no-brainer.
Nonetheless, some scholarships and grants don’t allow felons to apply for them. For example, some felons may be ineligible for the popular, federal Pell Grant program.
That’s why there are agencies out there which help felons get scholarship funding. These philanthropic groups offer to give felons a boost, to get them on a successful education track so that they can better reintegrate after their sentence is over. With a college certification or, better yet, a full university degree in hand, any convict’s odds of gainful employment skyrocket!