Covenant Eyes Awards 15K in Scholarships

Covenant Eyes Scholarship Recipients

Emily Meihls of Owosso and Jackie Heslip of Ovid were among local recipients of college scholarships from Covenant Eyes, located at 1525 W. King St. in Owosso. In the third year of its college scholarship program, Covenant Eyes this year provided $15,000 in scholarships to students.

Owosso, MI (Oct. 18, 2012) In the third year of its annual scholarship program, Covenant Eyes provided 32 scholarships to college students.

Local students receiving scholarships include Emily Meihls of Owosso, who is attending the University of Michigan-Flint; Jackie Heslip of Ovid, who is attending Baker College; and Patrick Heslip of Perry, who is attending Alma College.

“Each year, we have been able to provide more money to help students afford the cost of higher learning,” said Ron DeHaas, President of Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability and Filtering, based in Owosso. “Our continued growth allows us to not only hire more people, but it also allows Covenant Eyes to support our community in additional ways. Scholarships for students is just one of the ways we are able to give back to the families of Shiawassee County.”

Covenant Eyes began its scholarship program in 2010 as part of its 10th anniversary celebration. Four scholarship categories are available, including a category for Shiawassee County residents who are subscribers to Covenant Eyes.

In addition to hiring 22 people for new positions this year, Covenant Eyes is a sponsor of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Shiawassee County, helped underwrite the cost of a new playscape at Bentley Park, and supports multiple community events and youth sports. Covenant Eyes is also sponsor of Shiawassee Special Olympics, the American Legion, Shiawassee County United Way, The Arc of Shiawassee County, Girls on the Run Shiawassee, and other community programs and initiatives.

“While we serve families with our services in more than 100 countries, we’re especially proud to serve families in Shiawassee County and to support their educational pursuits,” Covenant Eyes Human Resources Director Marianne Huff said.

Owosso is home to the global headquarters of Covenant Eyes, which provides Internet Accountability and Filtering services to individuals, families, schools, colleges, businesses, and organizations around the world.

Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability monitors how the Internet is used on a computer, phone, or tablet and rates every web page viewed with ratings similar to movie and video game ratings, such as T for Teen and M for Mature. This information is compiled into reports, which are e-mailed to a friend or parent, and help guide conversations about how the Internet should be used. Reports also show the words typed into search engines and the titles of videos watched on sites like YouTube. Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability is available for Windows and Mac computers, Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, and the iPod touch.

Parents also use this rating system to decide the sensitivity of the Covenant Eyes Windows Filter for every member of their family. That allows families to choose what sites can be visited based on the age of the child or adult using the Internet. The Filter also allows parents to choose the amount of time per day and the times of day the Internet may be used.

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