P2P Scholarship Program receives $20,000 grant

As members of the Person-to-Person (P2P) Scholarship Program committee finalize selection of the college students who will be awarded a minimum of $1,000 to help pay for tuition, books and other educational expenses, the organization announced it has received a $20,000 grant from Oracle in support of the scholarship program for the upcoming school year.

The scholarship program helps bridge the gap between what a student from a low-income household earns and saves and the amount needed to attend college. Eighty percent of P2P’s scholarship recipients graduate college.

Colleen Cassity, senior director of Oracle Corporate Citizenship, said “Oracle’s philanthropy focuses on increasing opportunity, protecting the environment, advancing education, and enriching community life. Person-to-Person is emblematic of our corporate values and we, along with the community of Oracle volunteers in our Stamford office, are delighted to support P2P.”

Person-to-Person, Inc. provides low-income individuals and families of lower Fairfield County with basic emergency services. It also helps clients achieve self-sufficiency through practical help, advocacy, education and problem-solving initiatives. Programs include emergency assistance, campership and scholarship. Wilton is among the towns it serves.

Information: p2pHelps.org or 203-655-0048.