Show some deserving and low-income high school students some love with scholarship money. The Canyons Education Foundation, which successfully generates and allocates resources to help Canyons District teachers and students, has launched a new campaign to raise money for student scholarships.Â
As part of that campaign, today, Thursday, March 26 the Canyons Education Foundation is joining theÂ “Love Utah Give Utah” campaign 24 hours of unprecedented giving. Any money that comes to the Foundation during “Love Utah, Give Utah” will go toward student scholarships.Â
This year, Canyons District counselors, parents and teachers endeavored to help some 83 percent of high school seniors submit a viable college application. Now, the Foundation is asking for assistance from the community to remove the financial barriers that prohibit some students from even attempting to go to college. The need is evident: Thirty percent of Canyons students quality under the poverty index for free or reduced-price lunches.
Still, more and more Canyons students are working hard to become academically ready for college. An estimated 71 percent of graduating seniors last year earned a unique-to-Canyons District Advanced or Honors diploma, which means they went above and beyond the state graduation requirements. That’s an increase of 4 percentage points from the number of college- and career-ready diplomas earned by the Class of 2013, and 11 percentage points more than the number earned by the Class of 2011.
Click here to join the love and help send a kid to college.