The Boedecker Foundation announces scholarship support for local (Nashville, TN) nonprofit, Equal Chance for Education (ECE).
The Boedecker Foundation’s founder, George Boedecker Jr., has always believed in drive, determination, social responsibility. His mindset that all individuals deserve the opportunity to reach their greatest potential, regardless of the risk or the reward, constitutes the building blocks of the Foundation’s success. The Boedecker Foundation aspires to encourage positive outcomes through programs focused on education, health and wellness, youth development, along with family and community collaboration. These global efforts can be accomplished by demonstrating how being of service to others and investing in the unfailing potential of individuals to create a positive change in people’s lives and in their surrounding communities.
Mr. Boedecker has continued to expand his philanthropic endeavors in Nashville, by supporting non-profit organizations such as: Equal Chance for Education, The Nashville Rescue Mission, Special Olympics of Middle Tennessee, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, The W.O. Smith School of Music, The Friendship House and Cumberland Heights. His commitment to Nashville and the region is long term with the focus for support dedicated to those areas which have value and continued need for assistance.
Equal Chance for Education (ECE) is a local nonprofit supporting talented Hispanic students who have resided in the United States and been educated through the public school system since having been brought to this country from a variety of Latin American countries by their parents. Because the students are not citizens of the United States of America, they are not eligible for the economic assistance at Tennessee universities and community colleges that is currently available to all otherwise qualified Tennessee high school graduates. These Hispanic students are all legally present in the United States having obtained a Deferred Action Childhood Arrival Visa (DACA Visa). Consideration for assistance by ECE requires that these students have demonstrated academic proficiency throughout their high school education. Following a process of review of recommendations and records, and interviews with both the students and the parents, the selected candidates are recommended to local universities for consideration for admission with the assistance of partial scholarships provided by the accepting university.
Participating local universities providing partial scholarships include Belmont University, David Lipscomb University, Fisk University, Trevecca Nazarene University and Cumberland University.