The annual funding of scholarship awards to support hundreds of students at Alliant International University is one of the most impactful things the Alliant Educational Foundation (AEF) does each year.
In the upcoming year alone, the Foundation has approved more than $800,000 in student support through both block granting dollars administered directly through the university and by soliciting student applications for competitive scholarships administered through the Foundation.
For 2021 – 2022, over $350,000 of these awards will support 75 underserved students from diverse backgrounds and populations across all six California campuses.
Merit-based scholarships administered directly by the Foundation will total nearly $165,000 and include a generous dollar-for-dollar year-end match approved by the AEF Board of Directors, effectively doubling the generosity of more than 50 donor-restricted scholarship funds aimed at helping Alliant students.
In the case of the new Stephanie Byers-Bell Scholarship for Los Angeles students, this means that this year’s recipient will be awarded $8,000 in tuition assistance, up from the presumed $4,000 scholarship they anticipated when applying!
But what difference does this make in the lives of actual students? Hear from just a few below…
While a variety of funding sources make our scholarships possible, the generosity of our valued donors is a critical, and often recurring, component. Their trust in the Foundation makes our impact possible. With deep appreciation to these and all of our supporters, here are a few of the major donors to our work through 2020:
Jim & Joanne Callan
James T. Cois
Vicki & Lindsey Inouye
Michael & Sharon Jacques
Kay A. Knox
Barbara O. Murray
Bonnie R. Nash & Donald S. Wing
Connell F. Persico
Jennifer & Gregg Wilson
A few more comments from the students that have received scholarships…