This month, we're focused on wrapping up scholarship season!
We've read some stellar applications for ELN scholarships -- and wish we could have awarded scholarships to more students.
This year, the ELN team is also participating as readers for UCLA's Transfer Alumni Scholarship. Again, students' commitment and excellence -- as well as the high-quality writing skills on display -- left us hopeful for the future. With the news cycle focused on all the ways in which higher education has failed our students, it is important to highlight the success stories that community colleges nurture across the country.
We are also excited that public universities have fully embraced the community college pathway. In 2018, the University of California admitted more than 28,700 transfer applicants across its nine campuses -- the highest number in the history of the university. We can't wait to see the numbers for this year (which should be released over the summer).
Scholarships are an important part of a student's educational journey. Not only are they an investment in our future, but scholarships shine the spotlight on hard work and excellence, and signal to other institutions that a student is ready for further recognition, mentorship, and advancement.
And for many of us, scholarships are a way to "pay back" the investments that were made in our own educational journeys. We invite you to support ELN scholarships with a donation today; if you are interested in setting up a named scholarship, please complete the interest form and we will be in touch quickly.
Stay tuned -- we're about to announce our 2019 ELN Scholars!