Though Connie was not able to complete her own college education she realized that education could have a major impact on the lives of young women, and that it was their most likely route to long-term economic security.
In 2011, Connie’s daughter, Beth Burrell, established The Connie Lieding Scholarship Fund in her mother’s honor to provide educational support through scholarships to young women who successfully complete their programs at Crittenton agencies across the country. It goes without saying, if you don’t graduate from high school, get your GED, complete a vocational program, or graduate from college, your prospects of secure-living, stable-wage employment is slim at best.
On an annual basis, The Connie Lieding Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to young women between the ages of 16-27. Scholarships ranging from $100 – $3,000 can be used to support young women in obtaining a GED, attending a vocational program, attending a two or four-year college or university for either undergraduate, or graduate study. Funds can be used to cover the cost of tuition, and to purchase books and supplies.
– See more at: http://www.nationalcrittenton.org/what-we-do/connie-lieding-scholarship/#sthash.H4qSj0QP.dpuf