Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, recently announced that St. Clair County Community College is amongst the recipients of the Ellucian Pathways Scholarship. The scholarship is designed to provide financial support to students at institutions with guided pathways programs who, due to financial constraints, may have difficulty continuing their education.
Kathy Brady, a student in the Associate Degree Nursing program at St. Clair County Community College, received the scholarship to help continue her education after family hardship forced her to put her plans on hold. Kathy shared her inspiring story in a video as part of the scholarship application process.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZvBtDPkTIs]
“It is clear that guided pathways programs are helping students complete their degrees, but the sheer volume of submissions for this scholarship underscores the need that still exists for so many students,” said Jackie Yeaney, chief marketing officer at Ellucian. “We truly believe that education has the power to transform lives and are extremely proud to support the Pathways Scholarship recipients as they continue their education and achieve their goals.”
The scholarship awarded a total of $50,000 dispersed to 10 institutions with guided pathways programs. Each institution will provide scholarship funds to students who submitted a video sharing their story, education goals, and the impact higher education has on their life. Remaining funds will be used at the institution’s discretion to help additional students in need continue their course of study.