Tracy Higher Ed Consortium and Community Raise More than $100K in Scholarships for Tracy Students
Tracy, CA – Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) announced the Tracy Promise scholarship program this week with more than $100,000 in scholarship aid available for Tracy students.
“The Tracy Promise is about staying true to our core values. We are so thankful for the community of committed citizens that have come together to ensure that Tracy residents have access and opportunity to attend and complete college,” said Dr. Judith Maxwell Greig, President of NDNU.
The Tracy Promise provides much needed scholarships to help students finish their undergraduate degree, complete an MBA or earn a teachers credential. A 2013 report by the Economic Policy Institute proves that investing in higher education has a direct correlation to higher median wages for graduates as well as higher overall city and state economic growth.
“Tracy is a city undergoing an economic transformation,” said Roger Birdsall, chair of the Tracy Consortium for Higher Education. “Our partnership with NDNU and its commitment to underserved students is strengthened by the community’s generous donation toward Promise scholarships.”
Birdsall believes that the catalyst for robust economic growth is expanding access to higher education. “Our partnership with NDNU is perfect,” said Birdsall. “NDNU’s core mission is about educating those who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend college.”
Prospective students interested in applying should visit http://tracy.ndnu.edu/scholarship/
About the Program
Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving approximately 1,700 students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU is the third oldest college in California and the first authorized to grant the baccalaureate degree to women. NDNU maintains a strong commitment to access to diverse populations, academic excellence, social justice and community engagement. The University is fully accredited and offers a rich variety of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and teacher credential programs. The historic campus is located on the San Francisco peninsula in Silicon Valley.