Educational and Training Scholarships
Tuition scholarships for academic and vocational programs help students attend programs with materials and books in hand. Without this extra bit of help, many students might abandon their hopes for further education. The RICA Association also funds college courses for RICA students who are still in high school. These students have met almost all of their high school requirements but have only a couple of classes left. In their “free” time, they can attend a local college and start on their prerequisites.
First Step Stipends
When confronted with the costs of first starting out, many RICA graduates have nowhere to turn. The RICA Association provides funds to help these young people cover their living expenses.
Everyday help and support
The RICA Association funds not only scholarships but also a wide variety of other things. The RICA Association pays for many activities that the residential students participate in. Some of the activities the Association has paid for in the past are book trips to Barnes and Noble, award dinners for clean rooms and good behavior, reinforcers, field trips, holiday gifts for students, summer activities and much more.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and all the community support we receive, the RICA Association has been able to maintain its endowment campaign. To offset budget reductions and expand services, the Association is building for the future by investing its funds for the future, too. Interest from this account will be reinvested into the endowment fund as well as to support ongoing programs and projects at JLG-RICA.