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Our MISSION is to provide financial education, mentoring, and "unmet need" scholarships to high potential, college-ready students from under-resourced communities.
The Glow Foundation was founded in 2006 to address the financial barriers that high potential, low income students face in attending and graduating from college. Our vision is that all qualified, highly motivated students, regardless of their income level, should be able to afford and graduate from college and reach their greatest potential.
Glow's solution provides high potential, low income students with both the tools and support to overcome financial barriers to attend and graduate college. There are three integral parts to our program: Financial Education, Mentorship, and "Unmet Need" Scholarship.
- Financial Education: The Financial Education empowers students to proactively plan and acquire funding for their college education and obtain basic finanical literacy skills that are often lacking in their communities.
- Mentorship: Glow provides mentorship to students so that they receive the individual support needed to navigate and evaluate various financial expenses and funding options for college.
Many students in our program are first in their family to go to college.
"Unmet Need"Scholarship: Once students complete their Financial Education Classes and College Financial Planning, they can apply for the Glow Scholarship for the amount they still need to be able to fully afford college after all other available funding sources. After a rigorous evaluation, Glow provides "unmet need" college scholarships to high potential students, who have demonstrated strong commitment to college, high probability to graduate, and motivation to succeed and contribute to the society. Our focus on unmet need allows us to reach more students with limited resources.
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