WCF Workforce Scholarships prepare local students

Pictured above– Jordan Robins (left), Elhassan Iguider (upper right), Mohamed Mira (lower right)

September 10, 2020, Williamsburg, Va. – With grant funding made possible by Ferguson Cares, three local students have recently been awarded $1,000 scholarships to support their career training. Scholarships are awarded through a competitive process at the Williamsburg Community Foundation.

Jordan Robins, a recent Lafayette High School graduate will use this scholarship to help pay for the cost of books and materials while he takes courses at the Apprentice School where he will also get hands-on training working with sheet metal at the Newport News Shipyard.

Elhassan Iguider and Mohamed Mira will take classes towards an HVAC certification at New Horizons Regional Education Center. Iguider and Mira have both been working on their English language skills with support from tutors at Literacy for Life, a nonprofit adult education program.

With support from their scholarships, all three of these students will be equipped to work in high-demand career fields in our region. These three scholarships represent the completion of five total scholarship awards made possible by support from Ferguson Cares, the philanthropic arm of Ferguson, Inc.

To learn more about applying for a scholarship through the Foundation, or about creating your own named scholarship in honor or memory of a loved one, please call 757-259-1660, or visit WilliamsburgCommunityFoundation.org.