Community College of Denver Receives $20,000 from Ellucian for COVID-19 Student Relief

Community College of Denver (CCD) was selected by Ellucian as a 2020 PATH Scholarship recipient out of more than 160 community college applicants. PATH (Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving and Hope) awards scholarship funds to institutions which, in turn, deliver financial support to students experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CCD received $20,000 which was distributed to 40 students. Each scholarship recipient received $500 to help to cover items such as housing costs, tuition expenses and food. 

“My son’s daycare closed for a couple of months forcing me to take a leave of absence from work to be with him every day. My bills have been piling up and barely any income has been coming in," said Justine Latmiral, 2020 PATH Scholarship recipient. "I went back to work a couple of hours a week, but it has not been easy. This scholarship has been invaluable to help me manage both school and my home life."

“COVID-19 has placed immense pressure on students financially, academically and personally making it even more difficult for some to achieve their educational dreams,” said Laura Ipsen, CEO and President of Ellucian. “As a partner to higher education institutions around the world, we have been humbled to see how the community responded in the wake of COVID and are committed to doing our part to help students succeed.” 

Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, has pledged an initial $1 million to the scholarship fund and distributed $500,000 to community and technical colleges across the United States in November. The program aims to continue its growth with the support of partners to reach a $10 million goal in 2021. For more information or to get involved, visit: https://www.ellucian.com/path