Ellucian Foundation Awards $500,000 in PATH Scholarships to U.S. Colleges and Universities

PATH Scholarship program directly supports students facing economic hardship

October 27, 2021— RESTON, Va. — Ellucian, the leading higher education technology solutions provider, today announced the U.S. recipients of the 2021 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) Scholarship through the Ellucian Foundation. Established in 2020, the PATH Scholarship provides grants to higher education institutions to support students facing economic hardship.

The PATH Scholarship awards block grants between $10,000 and $25,000 (USD) to higher education institutions to help students cover items such as housing, tuition and food. Individual students receive a maximum award of $1,500 (USD) with limited exceptions. Four-year public higher education institutions in the United States and not-for-profit higher education institutions in Australia, Canada, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ireland, Lebanon, New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom were invited to apply. Non-U.S. 2021 winners will be announced in the coming months.

“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. 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,” said Laura Ipsen, President and CEO, Ellucian.

Ipsen continued, “For too many students, even small financial difficulties can critically alter their journey and keep them from reaching their educational goals. 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.”

“Thank you for your generous support, which is making it possible for our students to realize their dreams.  Together, we are providing a world of opportunities to our students the Georgia State Way,” said Jay Kahn, Georgia State University.

Added Erica Marks, Executive Director, SUNY New Paltz Foundation, “Now more than ever students need access to quality programs and opportunities like those made possible by gifts such as Ellucian’s PATH Scholarship.”

An independent judging committee selected the following U.S. institutions to receive 2021 PATH Scholarship funds:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Bluefield State College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Florida Southwestern State College
  • Georgia State University
  • Green River College
  • Kean University
  • Langston University
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation, Inc.
  • Montana State University
  • Montana State University-Northern
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northern New Mexico College
  • Salisbury University
  • Southern Utah University
  • State University of New York at Oswego
  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY Cobleskill College Foundation
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • Temple University
  • Tiffin University
  • Troy University
  • University of Houston – Center for Mexican American Studies
  • University of Houston-Downtown
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • University of South Alabama
  • Weber State University

For more details, visit: https://stayonpath.org/.  


The Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (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 $500,000 (USD) in grants, delivering scholarship awards to a total of 680 students. For more information or to get involved, visit: https://stayonpath.org/.  


Ellucian is charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. From student recruitment to workforce analytics; from fundraising opportunities to alumni engagement; Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence.

Working with a community of more than 2,700 customers in over 50 countries, Ellucian keeps innovating as higher education keeps evolving. Drawing on its comprehensive higher education business acumen and suite of services, Ellucian guides its customers through manageable, sustainable digital transformation—so that every type of institution and student can thrive in today’s fast-changing landscape. To find out what’s next in higher education solutions and services, visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com.

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