Listen to GRASP Advisor Renee Vandevander’s interview with Allegheny Mountain Radio (July 13, 2019).
GRASP Receives Community Empowerment Fund Award from Microsoft to provide services to Mecklenburg County, Halifax County, and Charlotte County high schools (February 5, 2019)
Interview with GRASP Chairman Kenneth Dye (Richmond Free Press, February 15, 2019)
GRASP Featured on “Call 12” on NBC12 WWBT (October 24, 2018):
Getting to the Finish Line: GRASP Shepherds Students Through Complicated Financials of College
(Grid, September 21, 2018)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional financial aid information is available at the GRASP website, www.grasp4va.org.
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)
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.
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
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print and internet
The Record On-line Serving the Northern Neck of Virginia - See pages 1-2
Capital Connections Quarterly Magazine [Richmond, VA]
- See pages 20-21
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