Union recently announced it would partner with the Schuler Education Foundation to invest up to $40 million to enroll significantly more low-income students, the College’s latest effort to advance educational equity and opportunity.
Union is among the first five schools selected to participate in the Schuler Access Initiative, which aims to enroll more underserved students at the nation’s top liberal arts colleges.
Jack Schuler, co-founder of the Schuler Education Foundation, will spend $500 million over the next 10 years as part of the initiative. He wants to include up to 20 liberal arts schools that will match the funds, for a potential investment of $1 billion.
A number of local and national media outlets reported on the announcement, including Inside Higher Ed, The Daily Gazette , Higher Ed Dive, The Business Journals and WAMC, Northeast Public Radio. Northeast Public Radio is a member of National Public Radio serving parts of seven northeastern states. These include New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.
In addition, President David R. Harris authored an op-ed for the Chicago Tribune with the headline, "Pell grants are game changers for promising college students. I should know, I was one."
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