Wright Family Foundation Donation Funds Scholarships for Excelsior Students of Schenectady Housing Authority

Albany, New York—Excelsior College is excited to announce a generous donation from the Wright Family Foundation that will provide Schenectady Housing Authority residents with a clear path to a degree at little or no cost.

“Excelsior College focuses on providing adult learners with access to education and achieving degree completion. These scholarships will offer residents of Schenectady Housing Authority this access,” said David Schejbal, president of Excelsior College. “Thank you to the Wright Family Foundation for your generosity and support.”

Excelsior College partnered with Schenectady 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 Wright Family Foundation is excited to support Excelsior College, the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority, and most importantly, the residents of the housing authority with this innovative program that will give people the opportunity to earn a college degree,” said Heather M. Ward, chairman of the Wright Family Foundation.

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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.