PATH Scholarship program supports students who face economic barriers

CHICAGO — City Colleges of Chicago was selected as a 2023 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) Scholarship recipient through the Ellucian Foundation. The PATH Scholarship program provided grants to two-year public institutions in 2023 with a focus on supporting students facing economic hardship.

City Colleges of Chicago received $10,00 which will help students cover items such as housing costs, tuition and food.

“Two-year public colleges are at the heart of the U.S. higher education system, serving as educational and career launch pads for students by providing critical skills and access to a wide range of learners,” said Laura Ipsen, President and CEO, Ellucian. “It’s imperative that we support these students by mitigating the obstacles that make it difficult to stay in school and develop the skills that are integral to our workforce and society. Through the PATH Scholarship program, we are dedicated to investing in their potential and contributing to their success.”

“On behalf of City Colleges and the Chicago Roadmap team, we are grateful for the financial support provided by the PATH Scholarship because it will go a long way in supporting our students as they pursue their academic goals,” said Vice Chancellor of High School Strategy Peggy Korellis, City Colleges of Chicago “Because of Ellucian’s generosity, we are able to help more students and for this, we are grateful.”

The PATH Scholarship is provided by the Ellucian Foundation, established in 2020 by Ellucian, the leading technology solutions provider for higher education. To date, the PATH Scholarship program has provided more than $2 million in grants. By the end of 2023, more than 2,000 students will have received PATH Scholarships.

“The Ellucian Foundation believes that every student deserves the opportunity to pursue their educational dreams, regardless of their circumstances,” said Jennifer Welding, Executive Director of the Ellucian Foundation. “Through the PATH Scholarship program, we aim to empower students to continue their path towards success, despite any financial hardships they may encounter.”

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