October 17, 2021

Education Aid’s 2015 March Madness Fundraiser

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Only 5 days left to enter Education Aid’s bracket challenge and help prevent disadvantaged students from dropping out of school in the process. Donate today and help change someone’s life!

Here’s how it works:
1. Make a Suggested Donation of $25 Here: https://npo.justgive.org/educationaid

2. An Email Will be sent after Selection Sunday with a Link to the Bracket.
3. Scoring: We’ll follow ESPN.com’s scoring system.
4. Winner Gets $500 Cash. Cash Prize will Increase by $500 for Every 100 Participants.
5. Pass this along to friends and co-workers so they can take part in the challenge!

Education Aid is proud to have awarded over $100,000 in scholarships since 2011!

Education Aid would like to thank all of you who have made furthering our mission possible. Your support makes education accessible to many students who would otherwise not be able to afford school. For these disadvantaged students, earning a degree begins with the contributions made today.

Check out our progress and see who our past fundraisers have supported at www.educationaid.org/2015fundraiser

With thanks,

Karyn Balfour
Founder and CEO

Education Aid Mission
It is the mission of Education Aid to change the lives of students around the country by providing them with the financial support that they need to complete their education. This is accomplished through the Support a Student Scholarship Program. Participants of this Program have payments made on their behalf for non-tuition related expenses that are not covered by their current financial aid packages.

Everyday costs of living such as rent, utilities, and childcare are a huge barrier to graduation when students cannot afford to pay for them. Many economically disadvantaged students, especially non-traditional students, do not receive enough financial aid to pay for such expenses and ultimately end up dropping out of school. This Program was created to identify these students and to provide them with the financial support necessary to enable them to complete their degrees. For these disadvantaged students, getting the job training they need, or earning a college degree is only made possible by the type of financial support Education Aid provides.

Education Aid is going viral for our 2014 fundraiser

education-aid-supporterEducation Aid is going viral for our 2014 fundraiser.  During the month of March, we are asking you to make a small donation, as little as $10, to Education Aid.  Every contribution helps us reach our goal of $15,000.  Your support will change someone’s life!
Make your donation by clicking this link (or copying and pasting it into your browser):   https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/educationaid?code=2014
Then help us make this go viral by:
·         Forwarding this email and invite friends, family, and co-workers to support Education Aid
·         Post it on your Facebook page and share it with your friends
·         Share it on Twitter
·         Like it on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/educationaid.org
·         Let your employers know that you support Education Aid!  Many employers will match your donation or make a donation themselves
Lack of financial support is the number one reason that students drop out of school.  Donate now and help prevent at-risk students from dropping out of school by providing them with the financial support they desperately need to complete their education.  
When I got the phone call about receiving the scholarship I cried. I had been contemplating that week if I was even going to be able to continue with school.  I couldn’t afford to buy my required textbooks or replace my computer that got ruined in the storm.  Now I am more than half way finished, about to complete my bachelors in Spanish, and I cannot be more grateful to Education Aid and the way they have helped me.  I would absolutely not be able to complete what I have without this.  Not only am I going to complete my degree, I have been on the dean’s lists and continue to excel.   A huge financial burden has been lifted because of Education Aid. It has be such a blessing and I will be forever thankful.” ~ Lauren Brown (Recipient of Education Aid’s Support a Student Scholarship for a Victim of Hurricane Sandy)

Education Aid would like to thank all of you who have made furthering our mission possible.  Your support makes education accessible to many students who would otherwise not be able to afford school.  For these disadvantaged students, earning a degree begins with the contributions made today.

With thanks,

Karyn Balfour
Founder and CEO

Check out our progress and see who our past fundraisers have supported at www.educationaid.org/2014fundraiser

Education Aid Mission
It is the mission of Education Aid to change the lives of students around the country by providing them with the financial support that they need to complete their education. This is accomplished through the Support a Student Scholarship Program.  Participants of this Program have payments made on their behalf for non-tuition related expenses that are not covered by their current financial aid packages.

Everyday costs of living such as rent, utilities, and childcare are a huge barrier to graduation when students cannot afford to pay for them.  Many economically disadvantaged students, especially non-traditional students, do not receive enough financial aid to pay for such expenses and ultimately end up dropping out of school.  This Program was created to identify these students and to provide them with the financial support necessary to enable them to complete their degrees.  For these disadvantaged students, getting the job training they need, or earning a college degree is only made possible by the type of financial support Education Aid provides.

Education Aid’s looking for scholarship candidates for two current opportunities.

Education Aid Logo_2Education Aid’s Support a Student Scholarship Program for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

This is a $5,000 Scholarship Program that will be awarded to a student who has been impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and who has a desperate need for this type of financial support to be able to stay in school until they can graduate. The funding for this Scholarship Program came from Education Aid’s second annual 50/50 cash raffle and Holiday Dinner fundraiser. Applicants must have received some type of funding from FEMA for Hurricane Sandy to qualify for this Program. The Scholarship funds will be distributed during the 2013 -2014 academic school year.

To learn more about this Scholarship Program and to complete the Online Application, please go to www.educationaid.org/hsscholarship

Education Aid’s Support a Student Scholarship Program for Single Fathers

This is a $5,000 Scholarship Program that will be awarded to to a single father that is enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution or job training program. This Scholarship Program was created by Education Aid to help economically disadvantaged students who are at risk of dropping out of school due to a lack of financial support.  The Scholarship Program funds will be distributed during the 2013-2014 academic school year.

To learn more about this Scholarship Program and to complete the Online Application, please go to www.educationaid.org/sfscholarship

Education Aid, Inc. is looking for Donors to Contribute to a Scholarship Fund for Victims of Hurricane Sandy!

Corporate and Individual Sponsors can Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy Benefit from Innovative Scholarship Program

Park Ridge, NJ – (November 8, 2012) Education Aid, Inc. is looking for both corporate and individual sponsors for their Holiday Dinner Fundraiser that will be held in Fort Lee, NJ on December 13, 2012. Contributions will go to a general scholarship fund for victims of Hurricane Sandy; or Sponsors can fund a scholarship program themselves that will go to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

About the Fundraiser
The goal of the Holiday Dinner, in conjunction with the 50/50 Cash Raffle, is to fund Education Aid’s initiatives and our Support a Student Scholarship Program. This year we are looking for sponsors to contribute to a general scholarship fund for victims of Hurricane Sandy; or to sponsor a scholarship program themselves that will go to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Education Aid makes education accessible to many students who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend school. For these disadvantaged students, getting the job training they need, or earning a college degree begins with the contributions made today. Our scholarship programs start at $5,000 and can provide support for a semester, year, or through graduation.

Platinum Level Sponsorships start at $5,000 and sponsors get to brand to their own custom scholarship program.

Other Sponsorships: For information on our other levels of sponsorship or how you can contribute, please contact Karyn Balfour at    kbalfour@educationaid.org

For more information about the Fundraiser go to: www.educationaid.org/holidaydinner

About Education Aid, Inc.
It is the mission of Education Aid to change the lives of students around the country by providing them with the financial support they need to complete their education. This is done through the Support a Student Scholarship Program. Participants of this Program will have payments made on their behalf for non-tuition related expenses that are not being covered by their current financial aid amounts. Many economically disadvantaged students do not receive enough financial support to pay for such expenses and ultimately end up dropping out of school. This Program was created to identify these students and provide them with the financial support necessary to enable them to complete their degrees. You can read more about Education Aid at: www.educationaid.org

Education Aid, Inc. Announces New Jersey Student is First Winner of $5,000 Support a Student Scholarship Program

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Education Aid, Inc. Announces New Jersey Student is First Winner of $5,000 Support a Student Scholarship Program

Rutgers University student benefits from innovative scholarship program.

Tenafly, NJ – (January 31, 2012) –  Education Aid, Inc. announced the winner for their first-ever self funded Support a Student Scholarship Program for a New Jersey student attending a New Jersey State school.  The recipient, Sasha Bostick, is a bachelor’s degree candidate studying Sociology at Rutgers University and a single mother of one.

 

The scholarship program was developed to help economically disadvantaged students who are at risk of dropping out of school due to a lack of financial support.  With the Support a Student Scholarship Program, Education Aid has developed an innovative approach to making education accessible to many students who would otherwise not be able to afford to go to school.  Students who need to work and go to school at the same time, especially single parents, face many responsibilities that sometimes prove to be too much of a financial burden and their education suffers as a result.

 

“In the Fall of 2011 I was thinking about dropping out of college after already taking 114 credits toward my major.  I am raising a son while attaining my bachelor’s degree.  I found myself having poor attendance because I could not afford daycare for my son.  Also, not having enough financial aid to pay for books was a major issue and caused me to fall behind in my courses.  I was selected to participate in this scholarship program through Education Aid and now I am receiving the daycare that I need for my son, enabling me to attend my night classes.  Education Aid also bought my required textbooks and replaced my broken computer, which I could not afford to fix.  I would not be enrolled in school this semester without this help, and will use this opportunity to attain my degree in Sociology.” ~ Sasha Bostick

 

She added that after graduating from Rutgers, “I hope to work in the field of Child Advocacy, which will allow me to give back to others the way that Education Aid has given to me.”

 

Bostick will be awarded $5,000 to pay for on-campus day care, textbooks, and school supplies for the 2012 Spring and Summer semesters.

Education Aid, Inc. is thrilled to be able to prevent a student from leaving school and enabling her to complete her degree.  “This type of aid is extremely limited and desperately needed by so many students,” said Karyn Balfour, the Founder and CEO of Education Aid.  “There are many costs, other than tuition, associated with earning your degree that typical financial aid packages do not cover,” said Balfour.  Without any financial support to help pay for these expenses, students are forced to work and go to school at the same time.  “When students are unable to pay for basic living expenses, they are put in a position where they need to choose between school and work.  Unfortunately, too many times they end up dropping out,” Balfour said.

 

About Education Aid, Inc.

 

It is the mission of Education Aid to change the lives of students around the country by providing them with the financial support they need to complete their education.  This is done through the Support a Student Scholarship Program. Participants of this Program will have payments made on their behalf for non-tuition related expenses that are not being covered by their current financial aid amounts.  Many economically disadvantaged students do not receive enough financial support to pay for such expenses and ultimately end up dropping out of school.  This Program was created to identify these students and provide them with the financial support necessary to enable them to complete their degrees.  You can read more about Education Aid at:   www.educationaid.org.

ForProfitEDU.com is proud to be a sponsor of EducationAid.org

EducationAid Support A Student Program


The “Support a Student” Program was created to prevent students from dropping out of college by helping them pay for living expenses not covered by financial aid. Reducing this type of financial pressure will allow students to focus more time on their education and enable them to complete their degrees. Every ten thousand dollars raised can support one student for one year.

Funding will be used to provide financial support to students attending any post secondary institution. Education Aid provides support by making payments towards their rent, groceries, and gas/electric bills. This student will also have their books paid for each semester. Payments will be made directly to the landlord and utility company and the students will receive gift cards to the local supermarkets and bookstores.

In order for students to qualify for the program, they must receive some type of financial aid, be in good academic standing with their College or University and be working at least part time. Students must be attending an accredited school or job training program. Students must submit an application for the Support a Student Program in order to be considered for the program. The application will be used to identify the student who is most at risk of dropping out because they do not receive enough financial aid to cover the full cost of their education.

If you or your company are interested in either sponsoring a student yourself, or making a contribution to the “Support a Student Program” please contact Karyn Balfour at kbalfour@educationaid.org.

As an individual or company please consider donating what you can: http://www.educationaid.org/donate-to-education-aid/