News

Rebuild Texas Fund grants $190,000 for Victoria College students

Victoria College has received a $190,000 grant from the Rebuild Texas Fund to assist students still struggling to overcome the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

The Rebuild Texas Fund was launched just days after Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas communities. A collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation, the initiative is dedicated to the economic recovery of hard-hit Texas communities. Funded organizations such as Victoria College play a critical role as rebuilding continues in the community.

“We are thrilled to have been chosen by the Rebuild Texas Fund as one of its grantees,” said Victoria College Foundation Executive Director Amy Mundy. “We know there are still many students in our service area who are coping with financial challenges left in the aftermath of Harvey.”

Victoria College students still struggling to overcome the effects of Hurricane Harvey can apply for a Rebuild Texas Scholarship to cover the costs of tuition, fees, books, supplies and childcare.

“We are excited to give Victoria College this grant to continue our collective mission of helping communities rebuild after Hurricane Harvey,” said Neeraj Aggarwal, Program Director of Rebuild Texas Fund. “We know that rebuilding requires strong, creative partners from business, government, nonprofit and philanthropy working together, and are excited to see how Victoria College’s project positively impacts the community.”

The Rebuild Texas Fund supports organizations across all five regions impacted by Hurricane Harvey and that provide services in six focus areas: community and economic development; health; housing; education and childcare; transportation and workforce; and capital for rebuilding small businesses.

Current VC students can apply for the scholarship at VictoriaCollege.edu/Scholarships. Applicants will be required to provide a description of how they were financially affected by Hurricane Harvey and indicate whether they have a need for assistance with tuition, fees, course materials or childcare expenses.

The Rebuild Texas Fund scholarships will be awarded through the end of 2019. As of the end of 2018, nearly 1.2 million individuals statewide have been awarded financial assistance from the Rebuild Texas Fund.

Victoria College students seeking more information on the Rebuild Texas Scholarship can call (361) 582-2419.