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Grace Scholars Program
The Grace Scholars program provides substantial financial support for young women from Milwaukee's urban community along with support services that ensure retention and ultimately completion of a college education. With a combination of the Grace Scholars award, and eligible state and federal funding, up to 70-85% of tuition costs are covered for these students. Since its inception, the Grace Scholars program has been providing educational opportunities to previously underserved young women.
Dr. Schwalbach's deep commitment to higher education fuels her responsibilities as Co-Chair of the Talent Dividend Initiative. A collaborative effort between education, business, civic and nonprofit organizations, the Initiative seeks to raise the number of college graduates as a means to drive economic prosperity in southeastern Wisconsin.
The Talent Dividend's 2011 strategies are focused on:
Funded by a Greater Milwaukee Foundation grant, the College Completion and Success team has collected data from several higher education institutions on college completion programs and results. Best practices will be identified in white paper by end of year 2011.
Funded by KnowHow2Go the College Access team is currently developing a Southeast Wisconsin "College Access Council" for 3 regions:
The team will develop model for regional Pre-College Access events to be held during 2011, along with a report on event effectiveness to be completed by end of year 2011.