GRASP Provides Spanish Speaking Advisor for Financial Aid Assistance/Questions
(Northern Neck Connection, November 5, 2017)

GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable, college-access organization that assists students and families in obtaining funding for post-secondary education, now has a Spanish speaking advisor available to assist students/families with the financial aid process. The advisor, Conchy Martinez, is bilingual and is available to assist with outreach to the Latino community.  She staffs an email in Spanish so that parents who speak little or no English can send her financial aid questions in Spanish and receive an answer in Spanish.  Her email is espanol@grasp4va.org.
Additional financial aid information is available at the GRASP website, www.grasp4va.org.

The Landscape of Postsecondary Access Resources in Virginia

To meet the growing demand for workers with some form of postsecondary education, a SCHEV-commissioned study identifies areas of the Commonwealth with the greatest needs to improve postsecondary enrollment rates from high school and offers recommendations for state, regional and local policy makers. 

GRASP Advisor Percy Pollard received an award of recognition from King and Queen County School Board (Rappahannock Times, December 2016)

An editorial about GRASP's services from Fredericksburg's The Free Lance-Star
(December 15, 2016)

Congratulations to GRASP Board Member the Honorable Levar Stoney, one of Style Weekly's "Top 40 Under 40"

Levar Stoney, 34: Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Richmond Family Magazine                  Features GRASP

Richmond Family Magazine                  Features GRASP

GRASP recognized for
Creating Quality Education Opportunities

Richmond History Makers
The Valentine launched Richmond History Makers in 2005 to annually recognize, honor and celebrate those everyday citizens and outstanding organizations that are making significant contributions to the greater Richmond region.

 

 

2015 Honorees

From the left: Darcy S. Oman, Jesse Oremland, Carol Olson, Ana Edwards, Paula Buckley, Ayn Welleford, Elizabeth E. Heggie, Thelma Watson

  • Promoting Stronger Communities: Darcy S. Oman, The Community Foundation
  • Improving Social Justice: Anna Edwards, Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project
  • Creating Quality Education Opportunities: GRASP - Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.
  • Demonstrating Innovative Solutions: WRIR-LP 97.3 FM
  • Encouraging Regional Collaboration: The Greater Richmond Age Wave

GRASP Board Member The Honorable Levar M. Stoney (left) with Paula Buckley and family joins the fun while supporting community philanthropy at the 2015 Amazing Raise. 

GRASP Board Member The Honorable Levar M. Stoney (left) with Paula Buckley and family joins the fun while supporting community philanthropy at the 2015 Amazing Raise. 

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