BRIDGE Awards $282,330 in Scholarships to Affordable Housing Residents

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 30, 2020—BRIDGE Housing, a leading nonprofit developer and manager of affordable homes in California, Oregon and Washington, has awarded $282,330 in competitive scholarships to 54 residents who are pursuing their educational and career goals.

Applicants ranged from college-bound high-school seniors to adults who are returning to school or making career transitions. Forty-nine awardees received Stein Scholarships of up to $6,000, which support their participation in vocational and certification courses, two- and four-year colleges and graduate studies. Five residents received Colwell Scholarships of up to $10,000 to pursue degrees in business or accounting.

“You don’t know how much this meant to me and my family,” said scholarship awardee Raquel Richie, who is completing her degree in sociology and plans to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. The San Francisco resident spoke earlier this month at a virtual celebration BRIDGE held to honor the recipients (https://vimeo.com/470791632) and raise funds to expand the scholarships.

“Our residents are working to realize their dreams, and for many, a scholarship makes all the difference,” said BRIDGE President and CEO Cynthia Parker. “As we build more housing, we serve more people, and we’re committed to growing the scholarship programs to meet our residents’ needs.”

BRIDGE has awarded a total of $2.25 million in scholarships to 388 residents since the launch of the Stein program in 2001 and the Colwell program in 2017. For more information about BRIDGE Housing, visit www.bridgehousing.com.

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