Baker University gift will help attract low-income students
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Baker University officials say a $1 million gift will provide scholarships for low-income students.
Bob Carr, CEO and president of the Give Something Back Foundation, announced the gift last week.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports the foundation has already given $1 million to Wichita State University and $500,000 each to Kansas State and Pittsburg universities.
The money will provide scholarships to at-risk students from low-income families, those with an incarcerated parent or those eligible for Pell Grants. Eighth-graders who would qualify will be identified this year and will be paired next year with mentors and offered internships through their high school years.
If they maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in high school and take college prep courses, they will be eligible for scholarships covering tuition, fees, and room and board.
Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com