Scholar wins MLK Commitment to Service Award

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Making College Affordable, Report by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

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Serving DeLaSalle High School in 2018

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Applications being accepted now

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Now serving students from Austin, MN

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An unwavering commitment to scholar success.

Comprehensive support for scholars throughout college:

  • A dedicated, advisor with a passion for student success is assigned to each scholar. Advisors are Wallin EP employees, have masters degrees, and years of experience.
  • A robust, structured curriculum that includes four to eight in-person meetings each year.
  • Career-to-college support and peer mentoring.
  • Internship and networking opportunities.
  • Financial acumen development.

Financial aid designed to leverage all sources of aid to benefit scholars. Close relationships with colleges ensures that financial aid is not displaced and offsets the cost of attendance.

Meaningful donor engagement: Donors participate in scholar selection, meet the scholars and their families, and receive regular detailed reports on scholar progress.

A clear focus on results.

Extraordinary graduation rates: The most recent cohort of scholars achieved a 93% college graduation rate.

Employment success: 95% of the most recent cohort of graduates are employed or enter graduate school within six months of graduation.

A manageable level of student loan debt: 39% of scholars report no debt at graduation; for those with debt, the average amount is roughly half of Minnesota’s average.

High return on investment: Named scholarships provide recognition for donors and can motivate scholars to succeed. Many donor partners establish strong relationships with their scholars making the donor experience particularly meaningful.

Make College Graduation a Reality