Castillo: Give Children a Combating Probability| Employees Compensation Information

By Michael Castillo

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 197 | 0

For the children of workers killed or seriously injured at work, Kids’ Chance of California provides an opportunity to receive college education through on-demand scholarship programs.

Michael Castillo

The nonprofit, founded in 1988 and sponsored by applicants’ attorneys, defense lawyers, and insurance companies, recently announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year, with the deadline soon expiring.

Applications must be received by May 15, 2021 in order to be considered for a scholarship in autumn 2021 and / or spring 2022.

Who can receive such scholarships? According to its website, “Applicants must have a parent killed or seriously injured as a result of an occupational accident that met the criteria of the California Workers’ Compensation Act and resulted in a proven financial need.”

Applicants must be between 16 and 25 years of age at the time the award is paid in full and have obtained a high school diploma at the time the first payment is made. The student applicants and / or the parents of the deceased / injured workers are also non-California residents and may apply for and qualify for scholarships.

Click here for a full list of qualifications.

Last August, Kids’ Chance of California announced a record year in which 48 students were supported by providing more than $ 270,000 in scholarships as needed. The company is hoping for an even bigger year in 2021.

If you know someone who may qualify or apply, you can visit the Kids’ Chance application portal by clicking here. You can also help by donating to the fund and helping the organization achieve another record year. To donate, click here.

Michael Castillo is the communications director for the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association. This statement is republished with permission from the CAAA website.

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