Cobb Community Foundation awards first-time Fostering Education Scholarships to three students

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Jul. 12—Cobb Community Foundation has announced that three scholarship recipients have been named by the Fostering Education Scholarship Fund for the fall 2022 semester.

This new scholarship was created in 2021, and for the first time, $7,500 in scholarships has now been awarded to these students to offset the financial burden of earning a degree.

Recipients of the scholarships are Collins Arrey, 18, who will attend Albany State University; Tianya Hunter, 19, who will attend the College of Coastal Georgia; and Thinh Nguyen, 18, who will attend Georgia State University.

The Fostering Education Scholarship was created to address the financial challenges faced by students aging out of the Georgia foster care system who would like to pursue higher education. The instability of life in foster care often proves to be a distraction from learning and school performance. Financial resources, mentorship, support and stability are not commonly available to help these individuals complete degree programs that lead to well-paying, stable employment. This is the reason why caring individuals in the community have joined together to fund these awards.