MCC Veterans Oasis Center Receives Grants from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

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Manchester, CT – (August 24, 2012) . . . The Veterans OASIS Center at Manchester Community College recently received two grants totaling $2,600 from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

The funds from the Anonymous No. 46 Fund and the Morton and Dinah Danseyar Family Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation will be used to assist student veterans and service members experiencing financial hardship with academic supplies such as notebooks and flash drives. Students will also be provided with bus passes if there is a transportation need and receive assistance with the purchase of textbooks if they are without funds, or their stipend does not cover the total cost.

The OASIS Center (Operation Academic Support for Incoming Service members) is part of the college’s Student Affairs Division and offers a dedicated space on campus for veterans and military service men and women to network, socialize, study and share as they integrate into the college experience.

In 2012, the OASIS Center has served approximately 400 veterans and service members. The OASIS Center is a component of the Veteran Affairs Support Team, which ensures comprehensive support services are offered to MCC student veterans. Services include counseling, financial aid assistance and academic support, including tutoring. The center is located in the Lowe Student Service Center, and is completely furnished with computers, a study area, comfortable seating, and a mini kitchen. Applications for fund requests are located in the Veterans OASIS.

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for the 29-town Greater Hartford region, dedicated to improving the quality of life for area residents. The Hartford Foundation receives gifts from thousands of generous individuals and families and in 2011 awarded grants of almost $29 million to a broad range of area nonprofit organizations. For more information about the Hartford Foundation, visit or call 860-548-1888

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The College offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.

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News Item Posted On: August 26, 2012
For Additional Information Contact: Bonnie Willgoos at 860-512-2928