NOTE: Due to a change in our fiscal calendar, Scholarship America has added this Bridge Year Annual Report as an addendum to the 2013 Annual Report. The Bridge Year Annual Report covers July 1 - December 31, 2013.
Students of all walks of life, backgrounds, ages and experiences – whether they are pursuing certificate programs or studying at a 2-year or 4-year college or university. Unfortunately, too many students are dropping out of college, swimming in debt, leaving this nation in a crisis of too few people prepared to fill the jobs of the future.
That is why Scholarship America® is focused on the finish line – degree or certificate completion, not just access. And we have an ambitious goal to help 750,000 students complete their education by 2025 with a manageable level of debt.
We believe that if we can help students receive a meaningful level of financial support throughout their educational experience, not just in the first year, we can drive up the number of students who complete.
And when that happens, everybody wins.
Focusing on what’s important to students and the nation has led us, once again, to impressive results: Last year (2012-13), Scholarship America distributed 102,000 awards to students totaling $202 million. Since we were founded by Dr. Fradkin in 1958, that’s more than $3.1 billion in scholarships and educational assistance distributed to 2 million students through Scholarship America programs.
Thank you for helping us – and the students who benefit from our programs – focus on the finish line.
Lauren A. Segal, President & CEO
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