Three out of every four college students are having to work an average of 26 hours per week to cover costs of tuition, books and living expenses. Further, one out of every five has to work full time. It’s getting worse. Studies show that at 15 to 20 hours, energy suffers. Grades suffer. Life balance suffers. (Wall Street Journal, 11/05/02) Eagle Rock graduates are in this group.
Our graduates are young people who were not supposed to graduate from high school. Most come from economic environments that will not allow for college at all except for financial aid, and that aid needs supplementing by student work. Seventy percent of our graduates are in college now. Several are in graduate school. Others are working and saving to go to college. The financial landscape facing them as they enter college is bleak.
The Graduate Fund currently supports each Eagle Rock graduate with $14,000 towards the costs of higher education. As we continue to build the fund, we will offer more, always retroactively.
Our graduates need your help. Donations of any size are gratefully welcomed and 100% of your donation supports the higher education of our graduates. Gifts are tax-deductible and donors receive a letter that can be used for tax purposes.
To make a donation to the Eagle Rock School Graduate Fund, please use one of the following methods below: