A community college in Newton, New Jersey has partnered with a nonprofit organization to offer addiction recovery scholarships to students in substance abuse recovery.
Sussex County Community College announced the partnership with the Ammon Foundation on Thursday, May 3. According to the press release issued by the college, the goal of the scholarship is to help bolster the confidence of those in addiction recovery, helping them to achieve their full potential as they work through recovery from substance abuse. The statement also highlights the goals of the Ammon Foundation, which include eradicating the stigma that surrounds addiction.
The New Jersey addiction recovery treatment scholarship will fully launch its pilot program in the fall of 2018, with supportive elements of the program extending beyond providing tuition to students who are currently in substance abuse recovery. In addition to providing scholarships, the program will also include addiction awareness events on the campus, and educational programs designed at helping the entire academic community better understand substance abuse recovery.
The partnership between the Ammon Foundation and Sussex County Community College was forged during an annual addiction recovery treatment conference in 2017. The Ammon Foundation, which is the charitable organization associated with Ammon Labs, hopes to help those students in recovery access the addiction recovery treatment services they need. The press release states that this is the first instance of the Ammon Foundation partnering with a two-year school in order to help ensure that students are able to access substance abuse recovery treatment in New Jersey.
When the pilot program launches in fall of 2018, students who have been in addiction recovery treatment for a minimum of six months will qualify for the scholarship. Sussex County Community College and the Ammon Foundation will partner to match dollars for qualifying students, up to a total of $2,000 per semester.