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University of La Verne Receives $10,000 from the Ellucian Foundation to Support Student Scholarships

The University of La Verne was selected as a 2022 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) Scholarship recipient through the Ellucian Foundation. The PATH Scholarship program provides grants to higher education institutions to support students facing economic hardship.  

The University of La Verne received $10,000, which will be distributed to ten students to help cover items such as books and supplies, housing costs, tuition expenses, and food. Each of the ten students will receive $1,000 to support their various needs. Most award winners expressed need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds were dispersed to these students by October 28.

“For over two years our students have navigated the personal, educational, and financial pressures of COVID-19. I’m extremely grateful that we can help alleviate some of that stress for a few of our students through this grant,” Associate Vice President of Operations Xochitl Martinez said.

Students shared in their applications that this scholarship would impact them and their families greatly as it would support the cost of textbooks, need for reliable transportation, and other specific medical costs that have amassed due to COVID-19, among other reasons.

“Education has the power to transform lives. This year we are focused on support for students facing financial hardships at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and all Minority Serving Institutions in the U.S. as more focus is needed to ensure higher retention and graduation rates, and address the critical issues of growing food insecurity,” said Laura Ipsen, President and CEO, Ellucian. “HBCUs and all MSIs represent an incredible cross-section of colleges and universities committed to providing access to higher education. We are pleased to support these institutions in their efforts to ensure all students can achieve their dreams without interruption.”  

The PATH Scholarship is provided by the Ellucian Foundation, established in 2020 by Ellucian, a leading technology solutions provider for higher education. To date, the PATH Scholarships provided 65 eligible higher education institutions with more than $1 million in grants, delivering scholarship awards to more than 1,100 students. 

“The Ellucian Foundation supports student success and increased access to higher education globally,” said Jennifer Welding, executive director of the Ellucian Foundation. “No student should ever be denied an education due to lack of funding. The PATH Scholarship helps students navigate through financial challenges to reach their educational goals.” 

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