Eastern Michigan University receives $15K from the Ellucian Foundation to support students in need

PATH Scholarship program directly supports students facing economic hardship

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University was selected as a 2021 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) scholarship recipient through the Ellucian Foundation. The PATH Scholarship program provides grants to higher education institutions to support students facing economic hardship.

EMU received $15K which will be distributed to 16 students to help cover items such as fall 2021 tuition expenses. Students were selected per an application process and were awarded varying amounts based on their financial need.

“The feedback was phenomenal from last year’s inaugural PATH Scholarship and we are pleased to expand the program to have a greater impact in the U.S. and around the world,” said Ellucian President and CEO Laura Ipsen. “Students across the globe continue to face ongoing disruptions due to COVID and other factors and we at Ellucian are committed to doing our part."

“For too many students, even small financial difficulties can critically alter their journey and keep them from reaching their educational goals,” said Ipsen. “Working with our partner institutions, these funds will have a positive impact on the lives of students and enable them to continue on their learning journey.”

The PATH Scholarship is provided by the Ellucian Foundation, established in 2020 by Ellucian, the leading technology solutions provider for higher education. In its first year, the PATH Scholarships provided 25 eligible higher education institutions with $500K (USD) in grants, delivering scholarship awards to a total of 680 students.

For more information about PATH, visit: https://stayonpath.org/.  

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

October 27, 2021

Written by:
Melissa Thrasher

Melissa Thrasher