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Darien's 'Person To Person' Charity Receives $20,000 Grant For Scholarships

Person-to-Person provides emergency assistance for basic needs and support. Oracle has awarded a $20,000 grant to Person-to-Person in support of the P2P Scholarship Program for the upcoming school year.
Person-to-Person provides emergency assistance for basic needs and support. Oracle has awarded a $20,000 grant to Person-to-Person in support of the P2P Scholarship Program for the upcoming school year. Photo Credit: Person to Person website

DARIEN, Conn. -- Oracle has awarded a $20,000 grant to Darien's Person-to-Person in support of the P2P Scholarship Program for the upcoming school year.

The Scholarship Program helps bridge the gap between what each college student earns and saves and the amount needed to attend college. Seventy-nine percent of P2P Scholars graduate college – a figure well above the national average of 20% for college students from low-income households.

“Thanks to the generosity of Oracle, up to 20 college students from low-income households will receive a P2P scholarship, many of whom wouldn’t be able to pursue their dream of a college education without this financial assistance," said P2P Executive Director Ceci Maher.

Because the scholarships help reduce the students’ amount of debt after graduation, P2P Scholars are better positioned for future success upon graduation.

“We are very fortunate to have received this grant,” said Maher. “And we are most grateful to Oracle for their support of the important Scholarship Program.”

Person-to-Person, Inc. was established in 1968 to provide low-income individuals and families living in lower Fairfield County with basic emergency services.

Programs include Emergency Assistance, Campership and Scholarship. More information may be found on the web by clicking here or by calling (203) 655-0048.

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