FVCC Receives Grant from Student Assistance Foundation
Mar 7, 2011

FVCC Receives $60,126 Grant from Student Assistance Foundation


            Flathead Valley Community College was awarded a $60,126 Acce$$ Grant from the Student Assistance Foundation at the college’s Board of Trustees meeting February 28.  FVCC President Jane Karas accepted the check presented by Student Assistance Foundation Outreach Manager Liz Foster.  

“We are grateful for the Student Assistance Foundation’s continued support,” said President Karas.  “This award will help our students achieve their educational goals and provide a better life for their families.”

Acce$$ Grants are awarded to financial aid offices at all Montana colleges and universities to assist students whose unmet needs create barriers that prevent the students from continuing their education.  Last year, FVCC received a $58,553 Acce$$ Grant that funded 87 awards for FVCC students to help with their child care expenses.

Based in Helena, the Student Assistant Foundation is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide students with the knowledge and tools to finance and pursue their postsecondary education.  Since the program’s inception in 2000, the organization has awarded $351,146 to FVCC.

For more information, contact Foster at 756-3382 or at, or visit  


Photo:  (L-R)  Danelle Whitten, FVCC associate director, financial aid; Mary Howard, Student Assistance Foundation general manager, campus outreach division; Jane Karas, FVCC president; Cindy Kiefer, FVCC director, financial aid; and Liz Foster, Student Assistance Foundation outreach manager