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Education & Training

Scholarships & Funding Opportunities

Financial assistance designed to advance your career goals.

Get the support and funding you need to pursue the education and training opportunities you need to pursue your dream career.

E. Jean Goulet Career Scholarship

Up to $350 that can be used for:
– GED preparation & testing
– Certification and license renewals
– Continuing education programs
– Approved textbooks & materials

E. Jean Goulet Workforce Scholarship

Up to $4,000 that can be used for:
– Tuition for certification programs
– Fees for vocational training programs

Funding through WIOA, the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a workforce development program designed to help motivated job-seekers gain the education they need to secure employment.

Fresh Start provides expert guidance and support to help eligible women enroll in this federal program.

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Pillar offerings:
– Small business start-up program
– Scholarships 
– Workforce training programs 
– Education workshops 

Scholarships & funding options

All of the career training opportunities we offer are available at no cost thanks to the financial assistance and scholarship options listed below.

Your dedicated Fresh Start Education Advisor will work with you to determine which financial assistance options you’re eligible for and guide you through the application process.


The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help motivated job seekers gain the education they need to secure employment. WIOA-eligible programs prepare you for careers with great earning potential and job outlook.

Route to Relief

Route to Relief provides free tuition, monthly stipends, and employment assistance to individuals enrolled in eligible programs at the Maricopa Community Colleges whose employment or household income was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

E. Jean Goulet

The E. Jean Goulet scholarship is available to women accepted into a Fresh Start workforce training program to assist with the cost of tuition as well as additional costs such as certification exams, background checks, and more.