$7,000 Scholarship Fund Goal = $14,000
“The Proof is in the Pudding”
What Donations Have Been Doing
I wish I could convey the powerful, moving experience I had at a student scholars’ award ceremony . . . their accomplishments, much more noteworthy than your everyday award ceremony. What potential and outstanding achievement surfaces when the financial resources and people appear to cultivate that potential that lies dormant in under-resourced schools.
To witness their accomplishments and awards, and meet them is a great honor: the 12th grade grads, honor-roll students, and college scholarship recipients; and college grads, summa cum laude, and cum laude. I admire their courage and achievements under the most difficult of circumstances throughout their youth.
How Your College Access Funds Paid Off
With High School Achievement & Scholarships, There’s Much Immediate Need Supplemental Scholarship Funds - 1:1 Match up to $7,000 Through June
Whether donating funds, computers, used & unused gift cards, they all fulfill the college-bound students’ needs for essentials like housing, meals, transportation to and from school, dorm & school supplies, books, laptops, mobile phone plans, and more.
Upward mobility is costly and these students and others we support will end up with debt burdens. For example, a student received a half-tuition scholarship to Yale, that’s $25k of $50k tuition; she needs to find additional scholarship funds and loans to cover the additional $22k for housing, meals, books, and fees; and still, school & dorm supplies, transportation to and from school, possibly a laptop, and basic living expenses. Supplemental Scholarship fund donations and gift cards can help.
A gift of $25=$50; $200=$400; $500=$1000.
Donations make their uphill climb less burdensome. Every little bit helps!
"The Proof is in the Pudding"
First Generation College Grads & Their Awards
Others who came before this year’s college-bound class, made great strides:
I’m excited for these ambitious student scholars, their futures in college, and their post-college futures. Braswell, Fabricio, Rebecca, all with careers in place, are reasons to believe in those following in their footsteps. Through contributions we can facilitate their challenging journeys with College Access Funds for invaluable college prep support, and Supplemental Scholarship Funds for college-bound high school grads.
Summer Reading Like No Other
Visit our Eye-Opening Stories page to find summer reading, remarkable success stories that will blow you away, and affirm the necessity of going to bat for students whose families and schools have limited financial resources.
Another Way to Help Student Scholars is by Starting Your Own Facebook Fundraiser for All Out for Change®
For simple instructions to start your FaceBook Fundraiser visit our FaceBook Fundraiser page.
A gift of $25=$50; $200=$400; $500=$1000
Your donation in its entirety is invested in our student scholars
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Through you and your support we can make a big difference in someone else’s life. And for that, I am very grateful!
Many Many Thanks,
MaryAnn, Chief Engagement Officer and Founder