St. Louis brought home two of four National College Access Network (NCAN) 2013 Awards of Excellence from the 2013 National Conference held in Nashville, Tenn.
College Bound and The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis were chosen from over 1,000 eligible organizations.
College Bound received the 2013 College Access Organization Award of Excellence. Faith Sandler, executive director of The Scholarship Foundation, received the 2013 Executive Leadership Award of Excellence.
Since 2006, College Bound has been operating with the belief that one student with a college degree can end the intergenerational cycle of poverty within a family line. Nearly 100 percent of high school graduates who participate in College Bound earned admission to four-year colleges or universities. College Bound's programs serve more than 1,400 students in the St. Louis community. Learn more at www.collegeboundstl.org.
The Scholarship Foundation
Faith Sandler has been executive director of The Scholarship Foundation for almost 25 years. Under her leadership, the organization has tripled the funding for interest-free loans and grants for postsecondary education to $4 million dollars per year. Over 600 low-income and first-generation students are supported annually, with 88 percent of recipients on track to graduate in four years.