Alumni Spotlight...Tiffany Riffo
Update: Tiffany will speak at Reach for the Stars on October 6 in Richmond, VA!
What schools did you attend? I went to high school at Robert E. Lee in Staunton, Virginia and attended George Mason University. After changing my major six times, I received my Bachelor of Arts in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing. I am currently applying to Masters of Fine Arts programs in Creative Writing. What is the best thing GRASP has done for you? GRASP has done everything for me. There were summers that I spent hours writing tentative explanations to my university on why I was going to have to drop out, and every single time, GRASP offered me the scholarships needed to stay in school, pay for textbooks, and allowed me to focus on schoolwork instead of working full time.
GRASP College Success Scholarship Luncheon
Thank you to these outstanding foundations for helping to create a community of opportunity for all Virginians. We appreciate your investment in our program which will open the doors of education after high school to hundreds of students.
Each grant is to support GRASP's High School Advising program at one or more high schools.
The Brookfield Foundation -- a two-year grant of $60,000 for services in four Central Virginia Metro Area Schools including Henrico, Highland Springs, Virginia Randolph and Varina High Schools!
The Cameron Foundation -- a $10,000 grant for Petersburg High School services!
The John Randolph Foundation -- a $7,500 grant to support services at Hopewell High School!
River Counties Community Foundation -- a $3,000 grant to support services at Lancaster and Northumberland High Schools!
The Bama Works Fund -- a $5,000 grant to support services at Nelson County and Buckingham County High Schools!