National Louis University announced today the Education to Employment (E2) Initiative, funded through assistance from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.
The E2 Initiative aims to increase the percentage of students within at-risk groups such as active duty, veteran and Hispanic populations – who complete their college education and are career-ready upon graduation.
The key components of the E2 Veterans Program include helping military students integrate back to society by providing a military-friendly education and employment opportunities, both before and after graduation..
National Louis currently offers veterans a 10 percent tuition discount, and has been a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, which matches contributions of institutions of higher education when tuition costs exceed the award offered by the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
The E2 Initiative also will support The Harrison Fellowship program, which provides services and full-time scholarships to underserved groups, many of whom are the first in a family to attend college.
The Harrison Fellows program, which began in September 2010, includes nearly 70 students, approximately 80 percent of whom are Hispanic and requires the recipients to work closely with community member mentors and agree to use their education to serve and advance their communities.