Excelsior College Receives Generous Donations from Adirondack Foundation and Crary Foundation for Plattsburgh Housing Authority Students

Albany, New York—Excelsior College is excited to announce that it has received funding for its Degrees Open Doors Scholarship program from Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts Program and from Crary Foundation. These donations will allow Excelsior to offer full scholarship opportunities to students from Plattsburgh Housing Authority.

“Excelsior is grateful to Adirondack Foundation and Crary Foundation for joining the College in offering residents and staff at Plattsburgh Housing Authority access to higher education,” said David Schejbal, president of Excelsior College. “These generous donations will fund scholarships to help adult learners continue their education and work toward degree completion.”

Excelsior College partnered with Plattsburgh Housing Authority to offer residents and staff access to affordable higher education. The Degrees Open Doors Scholarship makes an Excelsior education even more affordable by funding full scholarships for housing authority residents.

“The partnership with Excelsior College and the generous scholarship funding is incredibly exciting for us,” said Mark Hamilton, executive director of Plattsburgh Housing Authority. “We are always working to find innovative ways to further our mission and provide meaningful opportunities for our residents. Providing an affordable and supportive educational experience will have a profound impact for many of our families.”

“Removing barriers to education for adult learners is so important,” said Cali Brooks, Adirondack Foundation president and CEO. “We are delighted to support this program through Generous Acts and especially impressed with the collaboration and partnerships behind it.”

“The Crary Foundation Board of Governors is pleased to support the partnership between Excelsior College and the Plattsburgh Housing Authority in their effort to provide educational opportunities to adult students,” said Thomas S. Pastore, executive director of Bruce L. Crary Foundation Inc. “The Degrees Open Doors scholarship dovetails nicely with the Crary Foundation’s mission to provide scholarships to North Country students to help with the costs of a college education.”

Learn more about Excelsior’s partnership with Plattsburgh Housing Authority.

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Media Contact Excelsior College:
Erin Coufal, ecoufal@excelsior.edu, 518-608-8498

Excelsior College is an accredited, not-for-profit online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The college contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are — academically and geographically — removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity.

Support for this work is from Generous Acts at Adirondack Foundation – a force for good that pools gifts from generous donors who love the Adirondacks and care about our communities. Adirondack Foundation enhances the lives of the people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy. To learn more, visit adirondackfoundation.org/GenerousActs