Scholarship America's Inaugural From Dreams to Degrees Event on May 19 to Honor Katie Couric, Donald Graham and GM Foundation

May 18, 2015, 07:00 ET from Scholarship America

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Scholarship America:

WHO: Scholarship America, the nation's largest nonprofit scholarship organization, along with honorees Katie Couric, Donald Graham, the General Motors Foundation, presenting sponsor Voya Financial and its Chairman & CEO Rodney O. Martin Jr., and emcee Rehema Ellis. Student scholarship recipients will be present to help Scholarship America honor these individuals and organizations.

WHAT: Scholarship America's inaugural From Dreams to Degrees Education Dinner – celebrating college students and those who make their success a reality. This is an open media event.

WHERE: The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. #DreamsToDegrees

WHEN: Tuesday, May 19. Reception begins at 6:00 p.m.; dinner and program at 7:00 p.m.

WHY: The event will honor Katie Couric, journalist and author; Donald Graham, CEO of Graham Holdings Company; and the GM Foundation for their efforts in helping students achieve their education dreams.  Rehema Ellis, NBC national education correspondent, has been tapped to emcee the evening's program, which is chaired by Rodney O. Martin Jr., chairman and CEO of Voya Financial.

"We are excited to honor Katie Couric, Donald Graham and the GM Foundation for their dedication to assuring better lives for students and their families and to a stronger workforce for our nation," said Lauren Segal, Scholarship America's president and CEO. "Almost half of students who start college don't finish – but programs like those supported by our From Dreams to Degrees honorees help turn the dial in favor of completion, and deserve our public thanks."

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 provider of private scholarships, 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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