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Gates Foundation Launches Major Student Success Initiative



Today, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced the launch of Intermediaries For Scale, a $20 million grant program that will fund 12 existing organizations to help colleges and universities become more student-centered and more attuned to helping “low-income and first-generation students, students of color, and working adults achieve their educational goals.”

The intermediaries are a collection of organizations that have worked for years promoting college completion and student success agendas. According to Gates, the recipients were selected in part because they are trusted by colleges and universities to be good partners in academic transformation.

The intermediaries include Achieving the Dream, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Complete College America, E3 Alliance, Excelencia in Education Growing, Inland Achievement, John N Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, MDRC, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and  UNCF

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