Mayor Ras Baraka to join with Montclair State University today to announce $1 Million Scholarship Award from New Jersey Businessman Robert Carr at 1:30pm, at the Feliciano School of Business. Robert Carr's Give Something Back Foundation will assist in the a debt-free college education for 50 New Jersey students under a Comprehensive program that brings scholarships to 150 in the State.
Newark, NJ - Today, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, along with Montclair State University's President, Dr. Susan A. Cole, and NJ Business Leader, Robert Carr along with elected officials will join together to present a check in the amount of $1 million dollars to Montclair State University. The ceremony to bring scholarships for 50 additional New Jersey students is today, Thursday, September 24, at 1:30 p.m., at the Feliciano School of Business, located at 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey.
The Robert Carr foundation is a civil society Networks Fund (RCNF), that is known for supporting international networks to address human rights, higher HIV risk populations, and global movements. The Robert Carr foundation is also known for Heartland Payment Systems and is the founder of Give Something Back Foundation as well. Carr's goal is to generate a debt-free education by partnering with Montclair State University to increase the total number of scholarships under a comprehensive support and mentoring program.
The Carr's Give Something Back Foundation (GSBF), is a non-profit organization that recently partnered with the college to announce $1 million in donations to help 50 low-income Montclair State University students who attend the institution to become debt free. The Carr's foundation goals in making contributions to college students in the Give Something Back Foundation grants is to target 50 students that have been known to leave a gap in the FAFSA application or Estimated Family Contribution show the need to become debt-free upon graduation. The program and ceremony today is to support the student-loan debt crisis by selected students in proposed ways to reduce debt and make college affordable within 4 years as paid in full during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Montclair State University is the third instiution of higher education to partner with this foundation outside of selected area high schools to increase the total number of scholarships to 150 for the State of New Jersey. Program information is now being rolled out to ninth graders in New Jersey regarding the program. For more information regarding the Robert Carr's Give Something Back Foundation, please visit: http://www.robertocarr.com