Johnson College has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the ON Semiconductor Foundation, an onsemi Giving Now program, a leading semiconductor manufacturer. The grant will be used to support a safety net program for students in need of assistance meeting basic needs.
This new program will provide emergency relief for basic needs such as utility bills, housing, transportation, and food security so students can remain in school to complete their programs and go on to earn family-supporting wages through employment in the region. The safety net program will be available to help all Johnson College students at both the Scranton and Hazleton campuses.
Many students face multiple barriers to successfully completing their degree or certificate program due to financial concerns related to transportation, housing, and food. A financial emergency can cause some students to withdraw from their program of study. This grant award from onsemi will provide resources so the College can help students work through these financial emergency situations.
Students facing short-term financial emergencies may request assistance in the College’s Community Hub where staff will confidentially help identify solutions, community agency supports, and eligible state/federal programs. “This grant from onsemi will help students focus on their education when faced with a basic need financial emergency,” said Dr. Katie Leonard, Johnson College President & CEO. “Having the funding available from onsemi will let us address an obstacle quickly and help the student stay on track.”
“Through our Giving Now program, onsemi is driving positivity forward by creating meaningful change for our planet and every community that we live and work in around the globe,” said Tyler Lacey, board president for the ON Semiconductor Foundation, a Giving Now program at onsemi. “On behalf of the Foundation, we’re proud to support the work of Johnson College as we work toward making the world better together.”
onsemi is committed to building brighter futures through funding STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Education activities for underprivileged youth in underserved communities.
onsemi (Nasdaq: ON) is driving disruptive innovations to help build a better future. With a focus on automotive and industrial end-markets, the company is accelerating change in megatrends such as vehicle electrification and safety, sustainable energy grids, industrial automation, and 5G and cloud infrastructure. onsemi offers a highly differentiated and innovative product portfolio, delivering intelligent power and sensing technologies that solve the world’s most complex challenges and leading the way to creating a safer, cleaner, and smarter world. onsemi is recognized as a Fortune 500® company and included in the Nasdaq-100 Index® and S&P 500® index. Learn more about onsemi at www.onsemi.com.
Pictured left to right: Dr Katie Leonard, President & CEO of Johnson College, and John Butchko, New Product Development Manager of onsemi.