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Ammon Foundation Partners with Georgian Court for Scholarships

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Georgian Court University is partnering with the Ammon Foundation to help make a college degree more affordable and attainable for people in addiction recovery.

The foundation’s mission is to empower individuals in addiction recovery by combating stigma and providing strategic support to enable personal success. The foundation’s Core Value Partnership Initiative ensures the foundation works with organizations, health care providers, educational institutions, foundations, corporations, high net worth individuals, and others to strategically support individuals in recovery. They believe that by creating intentional, mutually beneficial, and long-term partnerships they will increase their impact. Georgian Court is joining the foundation as an education partner—which is specifically designed to support individuals in recovery by removing financial barriers and creating matching scholarship opportunities.

Building a Better Life

“We are delighted to welcome Georgian Court as our most recent education partner under our Core Value Partnership Initiative. Georgian Court’s sincere desire to ensure that individuals in recovery not only have access to education, but additionally are supported while students on their campus is inspiring.” said Mariel Hufnagel, executive director of the Ammon Foundation. “Continued education significantly raises the likelihood of individuals not only maintaining their recovery, but building full and meaningful lives.”

“Georgian Court University is committed to providing students access to an affordable education, and we welcome the opportunity to be part of the Ammon Foundation family and its mission,” said Meghan Rehbein, GCU’s acting vice president for advancement. “We believe the partnership will provide another set of resources—and hope—for families, individuals, and even industry professionals looking to help individuals in recovery,” Ms. Rehbein said. “We are proud to be among the first four-year institutions to join Ammon in this effort, which mirrors our Mercy core values of compassion and respect.”

Through this partnership, $15,000 in scholarship funds are available. Scholarship funds will be available beginning with the 2018–2019 academic year. The deadline for Fall 2018 scholarship consideration is August 15. The deadline for Spring 2019 consideration is November 1. Access the application and instructions at

About the Ammon Foundation

The Ammon Foundation launched in October 2016 as a philanthropic endeavor of Ammon Labs. Its mission is to provide strategic support to remove barriers for those in addiction recovery seeking to continue their education. Its headquarters in Linden, New Jersey, provides a place of hope for those that have suffered from addiction helping them to access, maintain and sustain long-term recovery through two core programs: Ammon Recovery Scholars and Empowerment Workshop Series. For more information about the Ammon Foundation, visit and for the latest news and updates, follow the Ammon Foundation on Facebook (, Twitter (@AmmonFoundation), LinkedIn (, and Instagram (@ammon_foundation).

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About Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. The university has a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women.

As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 1,900 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 16 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings, and in 2024, GCU was named one of the best Online Master’s Colleges in New Jersey.

The main campus is in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students through its Center for Professional Studies, and at other locations, including GCU at Brookdale, and through multiple online degree and certificate programs.