MINNEAPOLIS, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Scholarship America:
WHO: Scholarship America, the nation's largest nonprofit, private-sector scholarship organization, along with honorees the Osage Nation, The Travelers Companies, Inc., the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and emcee Hattie Kauffman. Student scholarship recipients will be present to help Scholarship America honor these individuals and organizations.
WHAT: Scholarship America's second annual Dreams to Degrees National Education Dinner – celebrating college students and those who make their success a reality. This is an open media event.
WHERE: The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. #DreamsToDegrees
WHEN: Wednesday, May 25. Cocktail reception begins at 6:00 p.m.; dinner and program at 7:00 p.m.
WHY: The event will honor the Osage Nation, The Travelers Companies, Inc., and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation for their efforts in helping students achieve their education dreams. Hattie Kauffman, author and former correspondent for CBS and ABC News, will emcee the evening's program.
"Scholarship America applauds the Osage Nation, The Travelers Companies, and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in creating a stronger future for students, their families and our nation," said Robert C. Ballard, Scholarship America's president and CEO. "Their deep commitment demonstrates the impact that individuals and organizations can have on turning students' dreams into degrees. We are honored to recognize their dedication to postsecondary access and success."
About Scholarship America®
For more than 50 years, Scholarship America has worked directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses and communities to empower people to fulfill their college dreams. As the nation's largest nonprofit, private-sector scholarship and education support organization, having distributed over $3.1 billion to more than 2 million students, Scholarship America is now working to further engage the private sector to support programs and policies that advance equity in postsecondary education and help students overcome barriers to access, persistence and attainment.
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