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Ascendium Unveils Updated Philanthropy Blueprint

Strategy Highlights Four Funding Priorities and a Nationwide Focus

Madison, Wis.—Ascendium Education Group (formerly Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates), the nation’s largest federal student loan guarantor and a leading postsecondary education and workforce training philanthropy, today unveiled a new funding strategy that builds on the organization’s existing grantmaking approach and expands its focus to new areas.

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Ascendium’s 2018 Education Philanthropy Report Highlights $107 Million in Grant Funding

Renamed organization to continue focus on student success and education philanthropy

Madison, Wis.—Ascendium Education Group today released its 2018 Education Philanthropy Report, Clearing the Path, which describes the organization’s 2018 grantmaking aimed at promoting access and success in postsecondary education and workforce training among historically underrepresented learners. Ascendium’s grantmaking focuses on barriers facing students from low-income households, a disproportionate number of whom are students of color and first-generation students.

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199 Wisconsin Apprentices Receive $298,500 in Scholarships from Ascendium Education Group

$1,500 ‘Tools of the Trade’ Scholarships Help Cover Cost of Equipment, Tools and Clothing to Keep Apprentices on Path to Success

Madison, Wis.—Ascendium Education Group (formerly Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates) is pleased to continue its successful Tools of the Trade Apprentice Scholarship program for a sixth straight year. A total of $298,500 in scholarships were awarded recently to 199 construction and industrial trades apprentices from 15 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) institutions. Each apprentice received $1,500.

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