By Jean Gage
CopperPoint Legal Services Manager
The effects of a serious industrial injury on a family can be financially devastating. For this reason, CopperPoint Insurance Companies is a proud sponsor of Kids Chance of Arizona.
Kids Chance of Arizona is a 501(3)(C) nonprofit that provides scholarships to the children of injured or fallen workers in Arizona. Its mission is to fulfill the dreams of children who cannot reach their potential without help.
The scholarships include payment for tuition, books and/or living expenses for undergraduate degree or vocational programs. The children must apply each semester, and there is an expectation that they will maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
Consideration is given to other aid the child may be awarded from other grants or scholarships.
To date, Kids Chance of Arizona has awarded 251 scholarships totaling nearly $600,000.
Kids Chance of Arizona conducts various activities throughout the year to raise funds for these scholarships. These include 5K runs, a bowl-a-thon and a gala.
To learn more about these events and how you can help sponsor these activities, please visit azkidschance.org. Also, if you would like to get involved or contribute to this worthwhile organization, please visit the website.
Finally, if you know of a child who may benefit from this program, have him or her submit an application through the website. An investment in our children, is an investment in our future!