Oil spill scholarships still available

By: News Email
By: News Email
Panama City-- A few weeks ago we brought you a story about the federal government trying to help victims of the oil spill through education and training scholarships. Good news is, you can still apply because there are still several scholarships available.

The Associated Press
Vessels gather at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site over the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast Tuesday.

Panama City-- A few weeks ago we brought you a story about the federal government trying to help victims of the oil spill through education and training scholarships.

Good news is, you can still apply because there are still several scholarships available.

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the Gulf Coast Workforce Board a 1.1 million dollar grant for training and employment purposes.

If you lost your job because of the oil spill, you may qualify to receive one of these scholarships to Gulf Coast Community College or Hainey Technical Center.

But you must have documentation that you are now unemployed due to damage caused by the spill.

"We have grant funding available so anyone that's lost their job as a direct result from the oil spill, they can qualify for scholarships at Gulf Coast Community College or Hainey Technical Center. It doesn't include people hired for clean-up workers, more hospitality jobs and things like that," said Maria Goodwin with the Workforce center.

For more information you can contact the Gulf Coast Workforce board at 850-872-3853.


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