Goal: Opportunity for all
Our ability to draw students who represent the diversity of our communities is essential to our success in building servant-leaders representative of the population.
This investment empowers us to build on our current success attracting and retaining students from diverse backgrounds while expanding the college’s ability to support students through scholarships. It also increases our capacity to provide them with rich academic experiences. This is critical; our students are not passive recipients of an education but actively engage in it through hands-on learning.
This endowment offers flexible funding for student tuition and transformative experiences such as study abroad and internships, with priority given to first-generation college students in Arizona.
This group of students will also have the opportunity to participate in an “Early Start” program where they will be introduced to ASU a week prior to the regular move-in date. They will also participate in coaching and career services tailored to first-generation students.
- Increased enrollment and retention of Arizona’s first-generation college students
- Increased participation in educational opportunities not typically afforded to all (e.g. study abroad)
This endowment expands service-learning opportunities and community impact labs. This includes support for the Student Social Entrepreneurship Fund, which provides seed funding to students with promising entrepreneurial solutions to social challenges. It also supports the Undergraduate Research Program, providing promising undergraduate students with research, presentation, and publication experience.
- Increase in community service hours through service-learning from 500,000 annually to 750,000 by 2025
- Increase in community impact labs from two to six, and students served from 50 to 150
Provides scholarship support for the college’s flagship program, which admits students from across ASU, as well as programmatic support for its community outreach through the junior scholars program.
- Increased engagement with community leaders in the mentorship program
- Mentorship at Maryvale high schools
- Increase of 60% in the number of high school students engaged in the program.