With the cost of tuition rising at Universities across the nation, many graduating high school seniors are left with the decision on how they will pay to even attend college. While a vast few that do go on to attend college, have parents who started a college fund long before college became a regular discussion at the dinner table, many kids come from a low income family, and are therefore not able to adequately pay for college. Although a particular student may be a great student, who makes excellent grades, has a high GPA, and participates in extracurricular activities, they are simply not able to afford college.
The Uncommon School Program which is located throughout Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey, caters to over 14,000 who come from low income families. The kids in the program range from grades kindergarten all the way up to the twelfth grade. The program is designed to help prepare kids for college and form them into young adults that are ready to take on the rigors of college and graduate, excel, and contribute to society as citizens.
The Uncommon School Program has recently got good news that Keith Mann would be partnering up with the program to award a $5,000 scholarship in 2016, and every year to come, to a hardworking and deserving individual high school student looking to attend college after graduating. Mann is a wealthy investor who has a numerous amount of experience in the hedge fund industry and private equity industry. He is the owner of a research firm called Alternative Investing Practice which helps other firms make wise investment. His firm does business with clients located throughout the United States, and also in countries in Europe and Asia.
It is because of the generous efforts of people like Keith, and a program like the Uncommon School Program, that kids from low income families have the opportunity to attend college. The deadline to apply for the application is Feb. 29,2016, along with a 1,000 essay. The winner will be announced at the end of March.
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