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TCNJ’s Collegiate Recovery Program partners with The Ammon Foundation to launch new scholarship

EWING, NJ – TCNJ’s Collegiate Recovery Program and The Ammon Foundation announced today the creation of the Lion’s House Scholarship and matching Ammon Education Award.

The Ammon Foundation’s mission is to empower individuals in addiction recovery through combating stigma and providing strategic support to enable personal success. The Ammon Education Award is designed as a matching scholarship opportunity for students attending Education Partner Institutions. This partnership marks the first matching recovery scholarship the Foundation has established with a 4-year institution through its Core Value Partnership Initiative.

The Lion’s House Scholarship will be available to students residing in Lion’s House, TCNJ’s on-campus housing for students in recovery. Lion’s House allows students in recovery to fully participate in the college experience while maintaining their recovery. The Ammon Education Award will match these funds. Through this partnership a total of $14,000 in scholarship funds are available for current or prospective TCNJ students.

“This partnership allows us to synergistically provide resources that will assist students in achieving their potential,” said Chris Freeman, TCNJ community recovery supervisor. “However, this partnership is more than just the matching scholarship initiative. Together, we are leading the way through bringing hope, advocacy, and empowerment.”

“We are overjoyed to welcome The College of New Jersey as a Leadership Partner under our Core Value Partnership Initiative,” said Mariel Hufnagel, Executive Director of The Ammon Foundation. “Not only is TCNJ in our home state, but their budding collegiate recovery program reinforces their dedication to supporting students in recovery. Having safe housing and quality continued education, significantly raises the likelihood of these individuals not only maintaining their recovery but building full and meaningful lives. We are positive that this is just the beginning of a long-lasting and purposeful partnership.”

Beyond the matching scholarship, Ammon and TCNJ are also exploring various ways to work together and bring education and awareness about addiction and recovery to the TCNJ campus and the community as large.

About the Ammon Foundation:
The Ammon Foundation launched in October 2016 as a philanthropic endeavor of Ammon Labs. The Foundation’s mission is to empower individuals in addiction recovery through combating stigma and providing strategic support to enable personal success. Its headquarters in Linden, N.J. provides a place of hope for those that have suffered from addiction helping them to access and sustain long-term recovery through two core programs: Ammon Recovery Scholars and Empowerment Workshop Series.

Luke Sacks