The Ammon Foundation Awards Scholarships to 24 Students in Addiction Recovery for the Fall 2018 Semester

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The Ammon Foundation Awards Scholarships to 24 Students in Addiction Recovery for the Fall 2018 Semester

Foundation’s scholarship program helps individuals in addiction recovery to pursue higher education by offering financial scholarships and removing potential financial barriers

Linden, N.J. (September 12, 2018) – The Ammon Foundation, the philanthropic endeavor of Ammon Labs, announces that through its Ammon Recovery Scholars’ program they are awarding $32,904 in scholarships for the Fall 2018 semester. This money will be helping 24 students currently in recovery from addiction to attend 21 different colleges or universities throughout the United States with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,500.

Recognizing education as a powerful tool in sustained recovery, The Ammon Foundation was founded in 2016 to empower individuals in addiction recovery through combating stigma and providing strategic support to enable personal success.  As of September 1st, 2018, the Foundation has helped 53 individuals continue their education and provided over $80,000 in scholarships in only the two years since the Foundation’s inception.

Once a recipient is awarded a scholarship they are also welcomed into the Ammon Foundation family where Recovery Scholars are connected with other students in recovery across the nation, provided with recovery coaches and mentors, and are able to access the Foundation for academic, professional and personal support. People in recovery are worth investing in.

One Ammon Recovery Scholar, Elia Hopkins – 34 years old and 3 years in recovery commented on what the program has done for her, “Words cannot express my gratitude for the for the scholarship I have been awarded.  The simple fact that The Ammon Foundation believes in me and wants to help me reinforces the value of my recovery. I have never been prouder.”

Currently, Ammon Recovery Scholars are attending colleges or universities in 12 states at the following institutions: Atlantic County Community College, Augsburg University, Camden County College, Fairmont State University, Fullerton College, Georgia Southern, Hudson Community College, Illinois State University, Kean University, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Montana State University, Montgomery County Community College, Park University, Rutgers University, The State University, Suffolk County Community College Brentwood, NY, Sussex County Community College, Tarleton State University, The College of New Jersey, Union County College, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Rhode Island.

“Although our Scholars bring with them diverse backgrounds and unique stories of recovery, they are each united by a desire to thrive and the drive to share their extraordinary examples of leadership, hope and recovery to inspire others,” said Mariel Hufnagel, Executive Director of the Ammon Foundation. “We are honored and proud to work with these remarkable students on a daily basis, offering the support and opportunities needed to pursue successful, independent lives free from addiction.”

Spring scholarship applications are now available and are due by November 1st.  At that time, the Foundation’s independent scholarship committee will review applications. New scholarship recipients will be announced by December 15th. For details on scholarship criteria and to apply, please visit: https://ammonfoundation.org/scholarships-3/. To learn more about the Ammon Foundation, visit www.ammonfoundation.org.

About the Ammon Foundation

The Ammon Foundation launched in October 2016 as a philanthropic endeavor of Ammon Labs. Its mission is to empower individuals in addiction recovery through combating stigma and providing strategic support to enable personal success. Its headquarters in Linden, N.J. provides a place of hope for those that have suffered from addiction helping them to access and sustain long-term recovery through two core programs, providing scholarships for continued education and life-skills training. For more information about The Ammon Foundation visit www.ammonfoundation.org and for the latest news and updates follow The Ammon Foundation on: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ammonfoundation), Twitter (@AmmonFoundation), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/ammon-foundation/) and Instagram (@ammon_foundation).

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