Lincoln Tech Students Receive Rebel Voices Scholarships from Magnus Charitable Trust
In a recent ceremony at the
“There’s more than one way to ‘do’ school,” Victoria says. “Thinking it has to be a 4 year program adds too much pressure and stress to the process for many students. It’s eye-opening for the students and parents we work with at Magnus to see other kinds of opportunities that are available.”
“Victoria and Maria have hearts of gold,” says
“My father wanted to support the ‘underdogs’ and give back both internationally and domestically,” Victoria explains. “He recognized that skilled trade professionals would always be in demand, and after he passed and my mother took over the Trust operations, she envisioned a scholarship fund that would help students explore those career opportunities.”
In 2004 Maria Magnus followed through on her vision, creating the original 4-year scholarship program. Victoria stepped in to help expand scholarship opportunities to students attending trade schools and EMT programs last year through the establishment of the Rebel Voices Scholarship.
To qualify for the awards, each applicant was required to submit an essay and instructor evaluations. Victoria says applicants were judged on their commitment to their education, and to their futures. “Our students who are selected as Rebel Voices are the people who are willing to do the work no matter what. They want to be there and keep working, even if they might slip up at times. They’re thinking of their future, and their future families. We want to help them start fresh in their careers without the burden and stress of student loan debt.”
By bridging the gap between the cost of attending school and the students’ financial resources, the
Along with financial support and educational guidance, students in the Rebel Voices program are also matched with mentors who assist with the transition to college life: enrolling for classes, getting involved in campus activities, and interacting with administrators. Knowing they have someone in their corner can help keep students motivated in overcoming the challenges that come with pursuing higher education.
Victoria says that Lincoln Tech hasn’t only changed the students’ perspectives on higher education – it’s changed hers as well. “Lincoln Tech was the first of our partner schools that I’ve been able to see personally,” she says. “It felt like a family, and changed my perspective on what a trade school should be.”
She adds that her father would have appreciated Lincoln Tech’s programs and educational philosophy as well: “He would have been fascinated with the facilities and equipment, and probably would have tried to enroll me! I think he would have enjoyed teaching at a school like this as well.”
Lincoln Tech looks forward to continuing the relationship with the
The Magnus Charitable Trust is actively seeking new community partners throughout the
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