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Action needed by Governor Nixon on HB2003 in support of DACA students
4/26/2016

Through St. Louis Graduates, The Scholarship Foundation and St. Louis Regional Chamber have advocated together to improve higher education access for students with significant financial need. These organizations are now enlisting Governor Nixon’s action to signal that titling language in...


The Foundation’s Advising Program helps students understand the college financial aid process
4/05/2016

The Foundation’s Student Advising Program helps students reach their educational goals. Student Advisors work with high school students throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area providing one-on-one assistance with creating a college plan; comparing students’ college options; and...


DACA and DAPA benefit children and our communities
3/09/2016

The Scholarship Foundation has joined 76 signatories to support an amicus brief on supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).

To read the amicus brief, please...


Community Internship Program is a Win-Win-Win
2/23/2016

With generous support from Equifax, The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and St. Louis-area nonprofit organizations provide students with paid internships through the Foundation’s Community Internship Program. The Scholarship Foundation is committed to consistent and continuous support...


NCAN Blog post outlines how Active Advocacy Coalition began
2/19/2016


On February 3, 2016, the Active Advocacy Coalition, a group of college students, education policy interns, and nonprofit allies, went to Jefferson City to present a white paper showing...


External evaluators assess Student Advising Program, find it delivers key support to students
2/18/2016

In 2015, with support from the Trio Foundation of St. Louis, The Scholarship Foundation searched for and engaged an independent...


Active Advocacy Coalition calls for elimination of Bright Flight
2/01/2016


Bright Flight, Missouri’s merit-based scholarship program, is inequitably awarded which disadvantages many bright students throughout the state....


Faith Sandler testifies before the Missouri House Appropriations Committee on Higher Education
1/20/2016

The Scholarship Foundation’s Education Policy Interns traveled to Missouri’s state capitol to advocate for increased access to postsecondary education for students who are low-income and/or first-generation college attendees. Executive Director Faith...


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