$1.5 Million Donated to Student Scholarships at Rowan

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Rowan University and Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) received a big gift that will help them better support students in need.

On Friday, November 10th, Give Something Back, also known as Give Back, presented the schools with a combined $1.5 million to fund scholarships for Pell Grant eligible students who have faced economic hardships or other challenges such as the incarceration of a parent or foster care.

Officials say the new funding will give every student the chance at a higher education despite their circumstances.

"We're just really pleased to be working with RCGC and Rowan University," said philanthropist Robert O. Carr, founder of Give Something Back. "I'm just so impressed with the students that we get to work with and we're going to change the world here for a lot of kids."

Give Back is a non-profit organization that supports college bond students from low-income families by providing scholarships and mentoring programs.

Since it began in 2003 the organization has prepaid more than $35 million in scholarships to help more than 1,500 students in seven states.

To learn more visit giveback.ngo.

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