Vol. 11, No. 1 November 2006
Meet NC's New ETV Coordinator
The NC Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program offers grants to foster youth and former foster youth to attend colleges, universities, and vocational training institutions. Students may receive up to $5,000 a year for four years as they pursue higher education. The funds may be used for tuition, books, or qualified living expenses related to post-secondary education. This program is administered by the Orphan Foundation of America.
Our state’s new ETV Program Coordinator is Amanda Elder, a former foster child and an Orphan Foundation of America scholarship recipient. Amanda says, “I can relate to the ETV students with a level of understanding and compassion that someone without this type of experience is unable to offer.
“I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from UNC–Greensboro and I am currently finishing Master’s degree in the same field. My hope for this position is to be able to be an inspiration and role model for youth in care and to show them that they can overcome past experiences and become successful, productive citizens.”
You can contact Amanda by calling 800/585-6118 or e-mailing email@example.com, or go to <www.statevoucher.org> for more information.
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