GAINESVILLE, FL. (EEF News) – Congratulations, seniors! You’ve worked hard to get accepted into college and are one step closer to achieving your dreams. However, you may have noticed that the cost of college can be a significant burden, especially for students from underrepresented communities. Did you know that Black and African American college graduates owe an average of $25,000 more in student loan debt than White college graduates? That staggering statistic highlights the need for financial assistance to help students bridge the gap. To help address this issue, we’re hosting a College and Scholarship Working Session on:
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023.
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Location: United Way NCF, 6031 NW 1st Pl, Gainesville, FL 32607
This event is designed specifically for seniors who have been accepted into college and are seeking assistance applying for scholarships.
During the session, seniors can bring their high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, and a laptop to work on their scholarship applications. Our team of experts will be available to provide guidance and support, helping students submit their applications with confidence. Whether you need help writing essays or completing the application forms, we’re here to help you succeed.
We understand that student loan debt can be a significant financial burden for many students. According to recent statistics, four years after graduation, 48% of Black students owe an average of 6% more than they borrowed. Additionally, Black and African American student borrowers are the most likely to struggle financially due to student loan debt, making monthly payments of $289. We need to do more to support students from underrepresented communities and ensure they have access to the financial resources they need to succeed.
While White and Caucasian student borrowers hold 54% of all student loan debt, Asian college graduates are the fastest to repay their loan debt and the most likely to earn a salary that exceeds their student loan debt balance. This statistic shows that it’s possible to graduate from college without significant debt, but it requires careful planning, hard work, and support.
At our College and Scholarship Working Session, we hope to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in college and beyond. We believe every student deserves access to the resources they need to achieve their dreams, regardless of their background or financial situation. So join us on Wednesday, May 10th, 2023, and take the first step towards a brighter future. We can’t wait to see you there!
EEF About Us
The Education Equalizer Foundation is a college preparedness and scholarship community-based organization. We empower middle through high schoolers with the tools they need to get ‘to and through’ college.
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Gainesville, FL 32606