TGR Foundation Launches Scholarship Course for Learn & Earn App
TGR Foundation’s newest college-access course, “How to Find Scholarships,” is now live on the Learn & Earn™ app. Created by the team behind Acorns, Learn & Earn provides students with bite-sized courses covering a broad range of real-world topics including financial literacy, potential careers and life skills that prepare students for the future. For each course students complete, they earn real money toward an investment portfolio in their names, opening up a whole world of savings and investments.
As higher education costs continue to rise, college affordability is a concern for most families, especially those from underserved communities. In “How to Find Scholarships,” TGR Foundation’s college-access team set out to develop a course to support TGR Foundation students – age 13 to 18 – and their families in this critical aspect of the college application process.
Through a series of ten questions, students will gain insights on different scholarship options and valuable resources to help them jumpstart their scholarship search. “How to Find Scholarships” will dually help fund investment portfolio accounts for students. When students successfully complete the scholarship course on their smartphones, they will earn dollars that are then invested in personal stock market portfolios, which students have the option of putting towards their higher education expenses.
“For 25 years, TGR Foundation has been committed to providing educational programs for students from underserved communities,” said Gordon McNeill, President and CEO. “Our scholarship course on Learn & Earn is a natural extension of the college-access and STEM programs we offer. We’re excited to share ‘How to Find Scholarships’ with students who need support and guidance on their path to personal and professional success.”
Working with preeminent partners and sponsors, Learn & Earn combines the best of FinTech and EdTech to redefine remote learning. Students invest the money they earn from the courses into their investment account with Robo-Bumpers™ to keep their portfolio diversified and growing over time. Students will have a “Core” portfolio of the world’s largest diversified exchange traded funds (ETFs), and they can also select up to ten separate large cap stocks or ETFs from a curated “Explore” portfolio. This allows students to invest in fractional shares of companies like Apple, Tesla, Amazon and many more.
“Learn & Earn is a great complement to TGR Foundation’s learning platforms to help students get ready for college,” explained Walter Cruttenden, founder of Acorns and Chairman of Blast, the developer of Learn & Earn. “Students will also be able to learn how to invest and start building wealth for their future through a UTMA/UGMA account that they can then use for college tuition, a certificate program, technical school or to start a business.”
“How to Find Scholarships” is available to all TGR Foundation students.
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