Ellucian Announces 2019 Pathways Scholarship Award Recipients

Scholarship awards $100,000 to help students achieve their educational
goals

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ellucian,
the world’s leading provider of software and services built to power
higher education, today announced the 20 recipients of its 2019
Ellucian Pathways Scholarship
.

Introduced in 2018, the Ellucian Pathways Scholarship supports students
at institutions with guided pathway programs who, because of financial
challenges, may be at risk of interrupting their studies and even
leaving their institutions. In its first year, the Ellucian Pathways
Scholarship awarded a total of $50,000 divided among ten institutions,
helping more than 20 students continue their education. This year,
Ellucian doubled the awarded value of the scholarship, offering $100,000
divided among 20 students to assist them as they pursue their education
goals.

Ellucian received inspiring video applications from more than 300
students who are juggling the demands of work, illness, families,
unemployment, shelter insecurity, and more to pursue their dreams of an
education. The 20 recipients of the 2019 Ellucian Pathways Scholarship
hail from:

     

• Community College of Baltimore County

• Golden West College (3 students)

• Mercer County Community College

• Motlow State Community College

• North Shore Community College

• Passaic County Community College

• Pima County Community College

• San Antonio College Honors Academy

• San Jacinto Community College (2 students)

• Southern New Hampshire University (2 students)

• SUNY Rockland Community College

• Tulsa Community College (2 students)

• University of California Riverside (3 students)

“The Ellucian team stands in awe of the tenacity and drive exhibited by
all of the 2019 scholarship applicants,” said Laura Ipsen, President and
CEO of Ellucian. “This year’s winners shared the unfiltered stories of
their educational journeys, detailing the fight to overcome challenges
such as balancing employment and education and the unique burdens of
being a parent, an immigrant or a first-generation college student. We
salute these incredible individuals and congratulate the 2019 Ellucian
Pathways Scholarship recipients. We hope this scholarship will help
support them as they continue their education and ultimately meet their
goals.”

The guided
pathways model
is being implemented by educational institutions
across the United States. Guided pathways programs help steer higher
education students toward their desired outcome on time and with less
debt. The programs promote success by focusing on student-centric
practices, including clearly defined program pathways, strengthened
advising, improved degree tracking, and early alert systems.

About Ellucian

Inspired by the transformative impact of education, Ellucian develops
solutions that power the essential work of colleges and universities. As
the world’s leading provider of software and services designed for
higher education, Ellucian works with more than 2,500 institutions in
50+ countries—enhancing operations and enriching the experience for
nearly 20 million students.

Ellucian provides student information systems (SIS), finance and HR,
recruiting, retention, analytics and advancement software solutions.
With a full suite of cloud ready solutions, Ellucian provides
institutions with the choice and flexibility in how, what and when they
deploy solutions in the cloud. Ellucian also supports the higher
education community with a range of professional services such as
application software implementation, training, education, and management
consulting.

Ellucian brings power, passion, and performance to bear for higher
education, and its ability to better our world. Visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com.

Contacts

Ali Robinson
Director, Media Relations
[email protected]

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