PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY — September 9, 2021 — Savvas Learning Company, a K-12 next-generation learning solutions leader, is thrilled to announce that through its newly created Savvas Scholarship Program it is awarding four students from underrepresented communities a total of $50,000 each to use toward tuition to a four-year college.
The Savvas Scholarship Program will help make attending a four-year college attainable for students who come from low-income backgrounds. In addition to the financial support, Savvas will provide the recipients mentorship and career-planning opportunities, as well as sponsor and facilitate internships inside and outside of Savvas.
“For far too many students from marginalized communities, attending a four-year college remains out of reach due solely to socio-economic factors,” said Bethlam Forsa, CEO of Savvas Learning Company. “We are pleased to support four outstanding students on their academic journey and help them achieve their dreams of earning a college degree. Each one of them possesses the ability to accomplish great things and become future leaders in whatever endeavors they pursue.”
The four recipients of the 2021 Savvas Scholarship Program include:
Savvas teamed up with College Possible, a national leader in college access and success programming, to help identify students for the inaugural class of the Savvas Scholarship Program. College Possible is dedicated to closing the “degree divide” and empowering students from diverse backgrounds to pursue and attain a higher education. Savvas scholarship recipients were selected from a pool of high school students being mentored and coached by the nonprofit organization.
“Scholarships like these can help remove the financial burden that poses one of the most substantial barriers to college choice for many youth from underrepresented communities,” said Craig Robinson, CEO of College Possible. “It’s a life-changing opportunity that cannot be understated.”