$4M GRANT TO IMPROVE COLLEGE ENROLLMENT IN MARION COUNTY
Original Story by Kateria Winfrey – WISH-TV
Victory College Prep was awarded $150,000 as part of a $4 million grant for the College Matters program funded by The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, in partnership with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to increase college enrollment in Marion County.
The program was made after the discovery that 18% less of low-income students were attending college as compared to their high-income counterparts. Bridging the gap between those who can and can’t, afford to go to college, the new funding will help our 7-12 School students with in-school training and support for the FAFSA application.
“Our goal isn’t that kids get accepted to college. That’s great. Isn’t that they show up on the first day, that’s even better, but they have to stay. So, in order for them to do that, they have to feel confident about the funding. The only way to do that is to make sure their FAFSA is filled out,” said Chelsea Easter, principal at Victory College Prep.