After-School Scholarships Offered Free

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Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens announces scholarship funds are available to grandparent(s) or older individuals, 55 years of age or older, who are responsible for raising a relative child or children in their home.

These scholarships will be granted for tuition to after-school programs, weekend programs, sports programs, educational programs and can include funds for materials and supplies for participation including travel and other expenses.

Scholarships are being provided to offer the older adult caregivers respite and provide the children with the opportunity to participate in programs that may not be available to them because of budget constraints on the family.

The grandparent(s) or relative(s) must be the primary caregiver for the child or children under the age of 18 and the children must live in their home.

Grandparents or relatives need not have legal custody of the children, however in order to be eligible for the program the biological parent cannot live in the same home.

Priority will be given to older adults who are in greater social and economic need and/or those residing in a rural or geographically isolated area in Pinal and Gila counties. This program will end on Sept. 30, 2011.

For more information and registration, please contact: Debra Goodman at Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens at (520) 836-2758 or 1 (800) 293-9393 or 8969 W. McCartney Road, Casa Grande, AZ 85194.

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