Posts Tagged ‘ScholarShot’

Social Entrepreneurs Focused on Education Land $100K in United Way’s OneUp the Pitch

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Surrounded by first-generation college graduates that went through the ScholarShot program, Dan Hooper impressed the judges to take home the $75,000 Social Innovator of the Year award at OneUp the Pitch Thursday night.

ScholarShot pairs at-risk students with academic managers …

Grit, Mentorships, Grade Monitoring Elevate Students Via ScholarShot

Posted by Dave Moore

The college admissions system is often access-oriented, geared toward pulling young students in, whether they have the academic or financial resources or not, leaving them tens of thousands of dollars in debt — often without the degrees they sought.…

Meet the New Class of Social Innovators in United Way’s GroundFloor Program

Posted by Heather Noel

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has named its new class of GroundFloor fellows — and it’s the biggest one yet. 

Through the redesigned five-month program, fellows can earn up to $125,000 in seed funding by reaching certain milestones.

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