• 92% 6-year grad rate
  • 4,000+ students
  • 24 years
  • 45M invested in scholars

Crossing the Finish Line

For twenty-four years Wallin Education Partners has helped over 4,000 lower income students attend and graduate from college.

We believe that a college degree is a proven pathway to success and an important step toward addressing income inequality for promising students in our community. Our scholars have exceptionally high graduation rates, a manageable level of debt upon graduation and are well prepared for employment and community engagement.

We do this by providing financial aid, comprehensive one-on-one advising, peer mentoring, opportunities for internships and college to career preparation.

Our Program

Student Profiles

  Scholar Profile 2016

  •     70% students of color
  •     57% first generation students
  •     $22,800 average family income
  •     28 partner high schools
  •     60+ college partners
  •     78% of alumni live in Minnesota


“I was encouraged to apply for the Wallin scholarship from one of my Get-Ready counselors in high school. At the time, I didn’t really understand the impact that the organization would make on my college experience. My advisor displayed tireless effort in supporting me and fostering my success especially during my junior year when I was faced with many obstacles from financial to personal that could have impeded my chance of graduation. The belief in me that my advisor displayed was encouraging and without that relationship I am honestly not sure if I would have had the confidence to overcome those challenges.

Shayla Thacker, General Mills Scholar, 2012

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