Improve their lives & futures with a scholarship

Goal: $ 90000

No of Donation: 3

 

 

Goal: $ 90000
Amount Raised: $ 1200
Remaining : $ 88800
No of Donation : 3
Category : Education
Url : http://www.uopeople.org
Contact Number : +1 6262648880
Address : 225 South Lake Avenue, Suite 300
State : Pasadena
City : California
Country : US
Zipcode : 91101

Challenge

In addition to the millions of people constrained from accessing higher education because of seating availability limitations, there are further millions inhibited from their right to access university because they cannot afford it, they live in a small town and cannot re-locate to attend university whilst caring for their families, they are single parents, they have personal mobility restrictions and cannot find solutions, their society imposes restrictions on them, and other reasons.

Solution

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world's tuition-free, non-profit, online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally. UoPeople provides access to college studies for qualified high school graduates, despite financial, geographic or societal constraints. Founded in 2009, UoPeople has partnered with Yale University-ISP for research, NYU to accept students and Hewlett-Packard, as part of their Catalyst Initiative, for internships. To date, more than 1500 students from over 130 countries have been accepted. Distinguished academics support the University including Oxford Vice-Chancellor Sir Colin Lucas, NYU President John Sexton, and GWU President-Emeritus Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. UoPeople has the support of over 1,000,000 individuals on Facebook and has garnered worldwide media coverage.
Today, many millions of people cannot access higher education due to financial, availability, or societal constraints. Tuition rates are skyrocketing worldwide. UNESCO stipulates by 2025, 98 million individuals will be unable to attend university because there won't be enough places at existing universities. There is an online tuition-free solution - University of the People. Help 45 more students improve their lives by getting degrees in business administration or computer science.

Long-Term Impact

UoPeople is not only servicing all those currently constrained from attaining higher education, but also building a model for governments and universities worldwide to emulate in order to educate even greater numbers of individuals. A significant difference can be made through education and economic opportunity. First it's the improvement of an individual, then a better community, country, and ultimately, the world.

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