Scholarships help make it all possible. They change lives for many Manchester students who couldn’t otherwise afford college. And those scholarships don’t change the lives of just the people who receive them — they impact all of the lives that Manchester graduates touch.
The Students First! campaign seeks to raise $15 million for endowed scholarships.
College affordability is a growing challenge in the United States. Nationwide, tuition and fees have jumped more than fourfold since 1982, outpacing growth in family incomes by about three times. Nationally, the amount of money students borrowed for the 2008-2009 academic year grew about 25 percent over the previous year alone. Scholarships increase college access and ensure affordability for hundreds of deserving students, regardless of their financial means. THE BENEFITS >