Thomas Foundation Wrapping Up
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 4, 2017
The Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation was set up nine years ago to help at-risk students and others who assist those students. But that program will soon come to an end.
Susan Thomas says the Foundation has been thriving since its inception in 2008. She says the Foundation was established with a 10-year plan to use every available resource to help students who are at risk, including scholarships, grants, and leadership awards. But as of June of 2018, that foundation will end its mission.
For the last nine years, they have been able to award at least 10 scholarships per semester, but in the past year, they added an additional 15 scholarships per semester to energy workers who have lost their jobs and want to finish their education or learn a new skill. Thomas says that she will be in Powell today as part of her role as a personal mentor to the 30 students who would not otherwise have been able to attend college and technical schools, without the assistance from the Foundation.
Because this program will be coming to an end, no new scholarship students will be added – however, Thomas says that grant applications through the Foundation will continue to be accepted through June of 2018.