Lighthouse Point, FL (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. http://www.dmcconline.org, a nonprofit credit counseling organization (DMCC), announced today that John Lawrence is the latest award recipient of its college scholarship fund. Since 2001, DMCC has awarded a scholarship to a student of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida, through the FAU Foundation, Inc. DMCC established this scholarship as part of its mission to educate and support students who demonstrate academic merit and commitment to the community. Lawrence is currently a junior at the Honors College with a major in Chemistry and GPA of 4.0.
The FAU Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established to promote academic excellence, internationally recognized research and vital public-private partnerships at Florida Atlantic University. “We are proud to contribute to the FAU Foundation, Inc. and help students aim for an education that might not be attainable otherwise,” stated Jason Athas, DMCC Manager of Special Programs. The Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. Scholarship Fund provides awards to students who need additional funds for their education. The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College is a four year residential liberal arts college for academically superior undergraduates. The DMCC scholarship fund was established in 2001 and has awarded a deserving Honors College student for 13 consecutive years.
The DMCC college scholarship fund is an extension of DMCC’s efforts to teach financial literacy to college and high school students. DMCC educates young adults each year through classroom workshops and its online financial literacy program, Debt, Money & Credit Concepts. College students, in particular, are susceptible to running up large amounts of credit card debt while in school. DMCC certified credit counselors will work with these students to budget their money and, if needed, provide them a debt management plan to reduce their interest rates and monthly payments.
About Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp.
DMCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to educating consumers on financial issues and providing personal assistance to consumers overextended with debt. Education is provided to consumers via seminars, workshops, a proprietary financial literacy program, and a vast array of online and printed materials. Personal counseling is provided to consumers to identify the best options for the repayment of their debt. Consumers interested in speaking with a DMCC Certified Credit Counselor may call (866) 618-3328 or request help at dmcconline.org. DMCC is a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency, is approved by the U.S. Trustee to provide bankruptcy counseling and education, and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.