College Success Foundation reports results

June 15, 2010

By Chantelle Lusebrink

NEW — 4 p.m. June 15, 2010

Issaquah-based College Success Foundation is making a real impact in students’ lives.

The program — funded largely by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — provides programs, scholarships, advocacy and mentorship programs to help underserved, low-income students finish high school and pursue post secondary schooling at college and universities across the nation. The program serves students in Washington and Washington, D.C.

In 10 years, the organization has awarded more than 6,500 scholarships worth $110 million to College Success Foundation Scholars.

Organization officials recently released a report documenting the performance of students in their programs.

In fact, 68 percent of low-income students in the program graduate from college, compared to the national average of 49 percent.

Read the organization’s 10-year-report here.

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