Davenport University extends Launch Scholarship eligibility

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Davenport University is extending eligibility for its Launch Scholarship that offers up to $8,000 for up to 30 credits for up to 4 years to individuals who have been unemployed, laid off or furloughed after March 1 because of COVID-19.

“Our economy continues to be impacted by the pandemic with many individuals losing their jobs,” Davenport University President Richard J. Pappas said. “Davenport is in a position to offer support and skills during this time of transition. We stand ready to provide degree programs, professional development and career services to help those unemployed at this time quickly take the next step in their education and career.”

The scholarship program is designed for individuals who want to earn a graduate degree, finish a bachelor’s degree or take additional professional development programs during the spring, summer or fall 2021 semester. The deadline to apply is Jan. 11.

The university first offered the scholarship in May to nearly 6,500 businesses who are members of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

“We applaud Davenport’s commitment and partnership for finding an alternative approach to helping individuals impacted by layoffs as a result of COVID-19,” said Rich Studley, president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. “Thousands of individuals have been displaced as a result of the pandemic. The Launch Scholarship gives hope to those looking forward to a bright future.”

The Davenport University Career Services Department also is offering career assessments and transition strategies to those unemployed because of COVID-19, as well as training for interviews, and résumé and cover letter development.

For more information, visit davenport.edu/launch, call Davenport University at (800) 686-1600 or send an email to info@davenport.edu.

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