Wallin Education Partners Joins Scholarship America Community-Based Organizations Pilot
Wallin Education Partners is proud to announce our participation in Scholarship America’s Community-Based Organizations (CBO) Pilot Program.
Scholarship America, the nation’s largest scholarship provider, is launching the Community-Based Organizations Pilot Program to bring together private-sector scholarship dollars and wrap-around supports provided by community-based organizations, in order to help students with high financial need pursue and achieve college success. In addition to Wallin, pilot participants include All-In Milwaukee and Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars.
“Partnering with Scholarship America to effectively serve scholars from low-income backgrounds will have a profound impact on students, their families, and our communities,” says Susan Basil King, Ed.D, President and CEO of Wallin Education Partners.
Scholarship America is working to bring more scholarship dollars to students from historically marginalized communities with high financial need. By partnering with CBOs like Wallin that work directly with these students, they hope to ensure that scholarship funds are getting to those who will benefit from them the most—and our work will help ensure that the scholarship recipients have access to mentoring, networking and other support services as they work toward their degrees.
“Combining Scholarship America’s national reach with the intimate local knowledge of partners like these is a game-changer,” says Scholarship America CEO Mike Nylund. “Not only are we providing 360-degree support to students, we’re also learning how we can evolve the scholarship industry and help our funders and partners deliver the biggest and most equitable impact possible.”
The Community-Based Organizations pilot will be a multi-year effort to match financially needy students in the three partner communities with scholarships and other support. Scholarship America will be measuring student, partner and sponsor outcomes in order to determine how best to expand to more communities. Visit scholarshipamerica.org to learn more.
About Scholarship America
Scholarship America is a nonprofit organization that works to eliminate barriers to educational success so that any student can pursue their dream. Since it was founded in 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $5.1 billion to 3 million students, making it the nation’s largest private scholarship provider.
About Wallin Education Partners
Wallin Education Partners provides the financial aid, advising, and access scholars need to rise. Serving high-potential students from low-income backgrounds, Wallin is one of the most effective programs in the country, helping scholars not only get to college but graduate and begin meaningful careers. Students attend 80 colleges nationwide with a six-year graduation rate of 90%. With 6,000 alumni, Wallin Scholars are building more equitable, diverse, and vibrant communities.
Posted on August 8, 2023