Through new partnerships with fiv of the country’s leading scholarship providers, the College Board will expand access to scholarship opportunities earlier in high school to change students’ trajectories and help inform their decisions about pursuing college. The American Indian Graduate Center and American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGC and AIGCS), Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF), and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will use information from the PSAT/NMSQT® to expand access to nearly $180 million in existing scholarship dollars to low-income and minority students.
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College Board Announces Major Expansion in Access to Scholarships for the Millions of Students Who Take the PSAT/NMSQT®
All Access caught up with Eric Johnson, who has attended the Higher Ed Colloquium for the past two years. He shared some insights and opinions about the sessions so far, and the issues he hopes will continue to garner attention from the higher ed community.
Paul Luna, CEO of the Helios Foundation, welcomed participants to the 2015 College Board Higher Ed Colloquium in Delray Beach, Florida. The Colloquium is a gathering of professionals at all levels of higher education to discuss the topics and issues that matter most to them and their students.
Register now for the 2015 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Conference, March 11-12 in New Orleans, LA.
Join us at the 11th annual A Dream Deferred conference, March 10-11 in New Orleans, LA to discuss new solutions, share best practices, and collaborate with colleagues to make a difference for African American students.
Join us at the ninth annual Prepárate™ conference, March 9-10, 2015 in New Orleans, LA to discuss strategies to increase the preparation, access, and college completion of Latino students, the fastest-growing student population in our public schools.
Daniel R. Porterfield, President of Franklin & Marshall College and College Board Trustee co-wrote an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on new partnerships between Bloomberg Philanthropies, the College Board, and other college access organizations to build a new cadre of advisers who, over five years, will use technology to help as many as 125,000 more highly qualified low- and moderate-income students pursue college opportunities.
As part of the College Board’s recognition of Native American Heritage Month, members joined Steve Colon, Vice President of Access to Opportunity and Wendell Hall, Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy for a webinar focused on the work of the College Board’s Access to Opportunity Initiative, and how it can better serve the unique needs of the Native American community.
The College Board has officially released two new reports: Trends in College Pricing and Trends in Student Aid. The Trends in Higher Education series provides insight into national trends in college pricing and financial aid. The data on college prices and student aid included in these reports create a context for evaluating public policies designed to increase educational opportunities.
Douglas L. Christiansen, vice provost for university enrollment affairs, dean of admissions and financial aid and associate professor of public policy and higher education and accepted his nomination as chair of the College Board’s Board of Trustees, and gave remarks about the exciting precipice on which the organization stands during the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Members.