The workers’ compensation attorneys at Stewart Law Offices understand how a workplace accident can change the lives of families forever. That’s why we’ve chosen March to highlight and share our support for Kids’ Chance of South Carolina, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to children of workers who were injured or killed on the job.
Stewart Law Offices Supports Changing Families Forever
Since 1992, Kids’ Chance has awarded more than $1.1 million in scholarships to eligible students seeking to attend college or vocational schools after graduating from high school. But the need for additional support to South Carolinians is great. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows there were 32,800 workplace injuries or illnesses recorded in South Carolina in a recent year. Of that number, an astounding 57 percent of those cases were considered severe.
“When a parent is suddenly unable to work after a job accident, the stability of the entire family is put in jeopardy,” says Brent Stewart, founder of Stewart Law Offices. “Our law firm and Kids’ Chance of South Carolina share a similar mission in helping these deserving families find the financial means necessary to secure a better future.”
There are many ways to contribute to Kids’ Chance. Financial donations can be made by individuals, companies, foundations, and other organizations. Volunteers are also welcome to serve on fundraising committees or as board members.
Spreading the word about Kids’ Chance is another way to help. Many South Carolina businesses provide corporate sponsorships to community organizations. Ask your employer whether they’ll consider donating to Kids’ Chance. All contributions are tax deductible.
Do you know someone whose parent was severely injured or killed in a job accident? You probably don’t hear them complaining about how hard life can be, not just financially but also emotionally. But the challenges are there. If they are considering post-secondary education but worried about the costs, direct them to https://www.kidschancesc.org/ to learn more.
To be eligible, an applicant must:
- Be bound for post-secondary (after high school) education
- Have achieved a high school diploma by the first disbursement of the scholarship
- Under age 25 at the time of the full disbursement of the award
- Entering to study or already studying at an accredited two-year or four-year college or vocational school
- Have at least one parent, stepparent, or legal guardian who was seriously injured or killed in a workplace accident that was documented and deemed compensable by the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission
Applicants are eligible for four traditional years (eight traditional semesters) of the scholarship award. You can apply online. For questions or additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (846) 546-5837.