A grant from your committee will increasingly assist myself and my opportunity to attend NAU, where I will be working as well as attending school. With that in mind, if I was to receive a grant towards my education at NAU, I would be able to focus on my education and other on campus activities compared to working full time. Being one that has always worked while in school, being able to focus on my education more and my employment less would be fortunate for me, and will allow myself to fully engage in on campus activities, culture and other opportunities that other students who work full time may not have the good fortune to do so. With this grant I will be able to succeed as a first generation college student, where I can come home to my immediate family that higher education is not only a dream but a possibility and a likelihood as well; where if you work hard and ask for help, you eventually will be able to achieve the goal you have pursued long enough. Filling out this scholarship isn’t easy, because asking for help has never been the kind of thing I like to do. I’ve always powered through tough times, but between tuition, university and miscellaneous fees, as well as living expenses, parking permits, there will
The Pros and Cons of Receiving a Grant The pros of receiving federal or state grants and some private charitable foundation include providing free technical assistance. The federal grants encompass large funds that can support the mission of the CHC with access to a large network of multiple partners, resources and guidance (Stombaugh, 2016). The cons of receiving grants include; the complexity of the grant applications especially the federal types when compared to private foundations due to red tape. The drawback of grant funding is increased oversight and monitoring of how funds are spent and whether results achieved matched those promises (Stombaugh, 2016). Although private organization, community foundations provide smaller grants; they may have simplicity in process of grant applications for eligible applicants and they may provide technical assistance through hotline and
I am writing to apply for your two scholarships, Christian College Scholarship and the Child Care Scholarship. The field that I am looking into is pre-med and child development. I found out these scholarships through my school guidance counselor.
In the United State, there is a federal nutrition program for low income people to help food budget and buy healthy food. People who have low income in the United States get the food stamps, also known as “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)”. For every month, eligible people who have low income get benefits deposited in to their EBT account. Once they get food stamp, people can purchase food items including seeds and plants to grow food in their house or backyard. It can be used at a grocery store, a supermarket, a farmer 's market, and a shelter that serves meals. However, with all these great benefits, people still eat unhealthy because of too much time consuming, limited money, some food dessert area, and the benefits allow people to eat junk food.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers food assistance programs that help provide food for low to no income families. It is their goal to increase food security and reduce hunger by increasing access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education for low-income Americans (Caswell, 2013, para. 1). Some of the current nutrition assistance programs include “the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)”(Caswell, 2013, para. 1). SNAP will be the primary nutrition assistance program of the paper at hand. No matter how morally good it is to try to help reduce hunger and increase food security within the United States, there are still many questions regarding issues with SNAP. This paper will be discussing why there is such a strong support for the program, how it helps the United States as a whole, problems with the program, and why some people are against SNAP.
As the US national debt nears $20 trillion, government programs are being looked to be cut, one of those being the SNAP program. SNAP is a federal program which offers nutrition assistance to low income families, by use of food-stamps, while also providing economic benefits to communities (“Supplemental”). SNAP is
1. A Categorical grant is a grant that passed by Congress that can only be spent on specific purposes. These grants are used mainly to aid state and local governments and are separated into two groups. Project grants are usually competed for by states while formula grants are given based on standardized formulas set by Congress.
The rate of childhood obesity in New Jersey remains high, and put children at risk of developing chronic diseases in adulthood. Children living in low-income communities are more vulnerable due to several factors influencing their food choices. Thus, through the Nutritiously Me program, The Rak Foundation for Nutritional Awareness (RFNA) envisions to produce a healthy dietary behavior change among low-income communities of New Jersey.
Formerly known as the Food Stamp Program (FSP), The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal nutrition-assistance program and exists to protect low-income Americans from hunger and its associated consequences by increasing access to food. Approximately 44 million people received SNAP benefits this year as of August of 2016.1 Due to the fact that low-income Americans tend to have problems with obesity and poor diet2,3, it would make sense that there would be interest to endorse healthy choices by means of federally nutrition assistance programs.4 However, there is insufficient evidence to require SNAP participants to spend a certain percentage of their benefits on healthy foods because food stamp participation may not contribute to poor diet quality, restrictions may not be effective in changing what food stamp participants purchase, and there is no solid evidence that exists that Food Stamp Program participation directly leads to obesity.
Obesity in Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) participants is a problem that needs to be addressed through an effective intervention. The problem is that even though SNAP provides resources to food insecure individuals, the food being provided is not nutritious and is thus contributing to the high rates of obesity
“The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food Insecurity, “…among the food-insecure population, SNAP participation appears to buffer against poor dietary quality and obesity…” Their research highlights how SNAP can potentially play into helping at risk people obtain a healthy diet and weight status.
When thinking of poverty, many people first think of third world countries like Africa. What people may not know is the amount of people living in the United States in poverty, especially children. There are over sixteen million children living in poverty; the poverty line is considered to be below $23,550 a year for a family of four. The amount of children living in poverty today is twenty-two percent of all children in the United States (“Child Poverty”). With such a large number of people in the country in fiscally unstable environments, it can easily be seen that they also are susceptible to other problems; one major concern being obesity. Two major contributors to this problem are poor nutrition, because of the lack of nutritious
When researching a scholarship you should at least ask yourself these three questions. Does it claim to be an IRS 501(3)c non-profit organization? Is it registered with your state's Secretary of State office? Are there any complaints against the company? All of these questions make sure you are not in a scam just to make money. There have been many people to fall into traps of getting scammed out of their money and recieving nothing in return. So to prevent that from happening you need to ask yourself those three
These efforts to improve health have sparked a beginning to The Healthy Food Financing Initiative, which is a public-private partnership that has leveraged over $1 billion to support over 200 projects in over 30 states since 2011 to improve access to healthy foods in low-income communities. Pilot studies for the Philadelphia Healthy Corner Store Initiative, now bringing healthier products to over 600 corner stores, showed a 60% increase in the sales of fresh produce. In addition, they demonstrated increased local economic activity and jobs and generation of local tax revenue (Heiman, Artiga 2015). The social impact on obesity continues to challenge the health care systems and must be recognized that all aspects of well-being play a major role a more positive
Nutrition and weight status is a vitally important issue as obesity is on the rise in the United States. One third of children in this country ages 2-19 are either overweight or obese and this potentially sets them up to develop diabetes and other comorbidities during their lifetime (U.S. Task Force, 2010). It is important to promote health by way of consumption of healthy foods, getting adequate exercise and maintaining a healthy body weight and body image. The Let’s Move initiative, founded by First Lady Michelle Obama, approaches the obesity epidemic at a grassroots level and encourages children to eat healthy, get active and take actions towards a healthy lifestyle ("Let’s Move," n.d.).