Excelsior College Graduate Smiling at Commencement Ceremony

Elevate

The Campaign for Student Scholarships

Elevate

The Campaign for Student Scholarships

Excelsior graduate smiling
Excelsior’s 50th
Anniversary Campaign

We are celebrating this important milestone with ELEVATE: The Campaign for Student Scholarships to raise $750,000 for scholarship support for our students with financial need. Through the 24 months of this 50th anniversary campaign, Excelsior seeks to nearly double the funds available for scholarships and help more students achieve their degrees — so that they can improve their lives, the lives of their loved ones, and their communities.

Excelsior’s 50th
Anniversary Campaign

We are celebrating this important milestone with ELEVATE: The Campaign for Student Scholarships to raise $750,000 for scholarship support for our students with financial need. Through the 24 months of this 50th anniversary campaign, Excelsior seeks to nearly double the funds available for scholarships and help more students achieve their degrees — so that they can improve their lives, the lives of their loved ones, and their communities.

student at commencement

Your generosity helps reduce my financial burden and allows me to concentrate on my educational goals. Without donors like you, individuals like me would never achieve their dreams, and I am genuinely thankful.

Pamela Finnerty, age 51, earned a BS in Health Sciences and MS in Health Sciences in November 2019 and immediately re-enrolled to pursue an MBA. She continues to work full-time and care for her learning disabled 14-year-old and her mother while pursuing her next degree.

student at commencement

Your generosity helps reduce my financial burden and allows me to concentrate on my educational goals. Without donors like you, individuals like me would never achieve their dreams, and I am genuinely thankful.

Pamela Finnerty, age 51, earned a BS in Health Sciences and MS in Health Sciences in November 2019 and immediately re-enrolled to pursue an MBA. She continues to work full-time and care for her learning disabled 13-year-old and her mother while pursuing her next degree.

With every scholarship given, students know they have partners, in their pursuit of a degree; it elevates their confidence and resolve.

It also removes a financial barrier to continuing their education.

The average student takes
3 courses per year

$1500
Undergraduate course approximate cost

3 Years
Average time to completion

$15,000
Average student investment in earning their degree at Excelsior

Student Success:
A Wise Investment

Course Completion Rates *

94%
of undergraduate students
96%
of graduate students

Career Advancement *

64%
saw a pay increase
77%
had access to new job opportunities
78%
said their Excelsior degree helped advance their career

*Within one year of graduation (Source: 2019 Alumni Survey)

Contact Us to Discuss
Your Gift Plans

Donations of $5,000 with be recognized with a named scholarship for two years.

With a donation of $25,000, a donor can create a permanent named scholarship fund that will exist in perpetuity at Excelsior.

Dawn Gerrain

Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer

elevate@excelsior.edu

518.608.8271

student at commencement

Elevate

The Campaign for Student Scholarships

Elevate

The Campaign for Student Scholarships