Throughout the year, financial assistance grants can be made to qualifying clients who enroll in adult education or certificate programs for the purpose of enhancing job skills and increasing earning potential.
Scholarships & Grants
SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
The Jonnycake Center of Westerly will award scholarships in the amount of $2,500.00 to two graduating high school seniors residing in our service areas: Westerly, Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton who are pursuing post-secondary education. The scholarship committee considers commitment to the community, financial need, and academic achievement. All students are welcome to submit completed applications directly to The Jonnycake Center of Westerly to be received by April 27, 2016. Westerly and Chariho students should return completed applications to their Guidance Departments prior to that due date.
Thanks to the Westerly Regional Real Jobs Partnership, the Jonnycake Center now offers free education and training on essential skills, digital literacy, resume writing, and interviewing techniques. This program offers a $200 weekly stipend to participants and a partially subsidized internship at a local employer. Our next 6-week session runs October 10th through November 13th and includes 4-weeks of classroom learning and a 2 week paid internship. If interested, please contact the Social Services department, 401.377.8069 x115.