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Gift Will Help Students with Financial Struggles Complete Their Studies

A $1 million gift to Emerson College from anonymous donors will help students who need more financial assistance in order to stay in school and finish their degree.

The College Completion Scholarship will support the Office of Student Success, which was formed in 2014 to promote student retention and connect them with services they may need—whether academic, financial, personal, or health—to realize their potential at Emerson.

“The College Completion Scholarship will allow us to help support our current students who are doing everything right, but struggling with financial resources,” said Ruthanne Madsen, vice president for enrollment management. “There is no greater gift than education, and the impact of this fund will be immediate and continue into future years.”

The donors chose to focus their gift on socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

President Lee Pelton said he is grateful to the donors for helping Emerson honor its commitment to making sure students are able to graduate.

“By providing added financial support, this newly established scholarship will give students peace of mind in the knowledge that they have the resources to stay enrolled, allowing them to focus on their studies and careers following graduation,” he said.  

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