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Dartmouth Offers 250 New Scholarships

In 1993, Pakistani student Aly Jeddy came to Dartmouth with all his expenses paid through financial aid. Today, he is returning the favor by actively participating in the College’s campaign to expand financial aid for low-income students. Last week, the College launched the “250 for Dartmouth’s 250” project in honor of their 250th anniversary. The predominant goal of this project is to call alumni to make a total donation of 250 endowed scholarships to low-income students by the end of the year. Endowed scholarships are a great way to ensure the perpetuity of the value and quality of the College’s …

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Experiences of First-Generation, Low-Income Students

At “1vyG”, the largest conference for first-generation and low-income (FLI) students in the nation, Princeton hosted its fifth annual meeting. The conference aims to build a supportive community for FLI students to show what can and is possible. Some key ideas were spoken of: You are as equal and worthy as other students. They may have more, traveled more, done more … but you’re both in the same university, the same classroom. You’re equal peers. You are capable of great things. What you have right now doesn’t correlate with what you will have or who you will be. All you …

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Washington University Launches Grants for Low-Income Students

The newly elected chancellor Andrew D. Martin at Washington University has launched a couple grants that will assist first-year students attend college. The one-time grants are a $500 grant for computer costs and a $1,500 startup grant for books, winter clothing and housing supplies. Eligibility to apply includes first-year students with families earning less than $75,000 or who are receiving federal Pell Grant. Additionally, the university will waive the $1550 summer earnings expectations for incoming first-year students. Other programs at the university that support low-income students include The Student Success Fund covering academic, medical, and expenses and the Deneb STARS, offering academic …

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California Credit Union Scholarship Opportunity

Los Angeles County students can now apply for the annual College Scholarship Program that California Credit Union invites. California Credit Union provides $20,000 in scholarships to recognize students who are motivated in their academic studies, active in their schools and communities, giving back to others through service and volunteer work. Eligibility to apply includes being a college bound high school senior or a student transferring to a four-year university. You must maintain a 3.0 gpa in order to apply. Selection criteria include academic performance, school or community involvement, a letter of recommendation, and an essay submission. “We encourage local students to …

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