Strategic Scholarship Giving for Student Success

Dec 01, 2015
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Researchers have forecasted a statewide bachelor's degree shortfall on the order of 1.1 million by 2030.1 But only a fraction of students capable of earning a degree actually do. Missing are large swaths of college candidates—including low-income students who comprise nearly 60% of California's K-12 public school population2 , and ethnic groups that factor largely in our statewide population but are deeply underrepresented in colleges and universities. We can meet the demand for degrees essential to our economies, communities, and future—but only if we better support the success of these students. Based on a decade of scholarship grantmaking, data tracking, and analysis, College Futures Foundation firmly believes that scholarships can be an important tool for achieving these aims.