Friday, October 4, 2013

The Rising Cost of Education

This is a guest post from Chris Rawlins at Scholar Match.

The consistently rising cost of higher education has left many bright and high-achieving high school students in the Bay Area without the financial resources to attain their goals, dreams, and ambitions of a college degree.  As a result, I have partnered with other Silicon Valley professionals in starting a new financial scholarship fund through the combined organizations of and ScholarMatch.
Our goal is simple.  To provide college scholarships for 12 very special and deserving students in the Bay area.  This program will also be offering more than just financial assistance.  We will follow these young adults through their college years, providing support and mentoring as they face the many challenges of a post-secondary education.
We need your help.  The 12 scholarships will require a combined total of only $16,150 dollars.  We can easily meet this goal with only 646 donations of only $25.  It is our hope that the wide reaching arms of the social media will help our Indiegogo Campaign to quickly “GO VIRAL”.  All funds exceeding the original $16,150 will be used to help even more students from the California, Bay Area area.  Won’t you help us with this noble cause?
We encourage you to spread the word!  Share this blog link with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter.  Checkout the campaign here. Promote awareness of this scholarship program in your place of employment or office. Help us to help under-financed students who already have a proven track record of academic success to achieve their hopes and dreams of a college education!

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