Harnessing the Power of Digital Technology to Improve College Access
WHAT: Lumina will announce the winners of a $1.1 million grant program designed to develop innovative technology tools aimed at helping students enter and complete college. This announcement will provide a sneak preview of the “NextGen” program before James L. Applegate, vice president for program development at Lumina, discusses it in his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show’s HigherEdTECH conference in Las Vegas this Wednesday.
WHY: Research shows that in the digital age, prospective college students and their families still find it difficult locating information about college, and particularly the availability and eligibility of financial aid and grants.
WHERE: Log on to the Lumina website at http://www.luminafoundation.org to watch the announcement of The “NextGen” winners and to learn how their planning grants will harness the power of digital technology to better support students on their pathway to college.
WHEN: 11 a.m. (ET), Tuesday, January 10
About Lumina Foundation
Lumina Foundation, an Indianapolis-based private foundation, is committed to enrolling and graduating more students from college—especially 21st century students: low-income students, students of color, first-generation students and adult learners. Lumina’s goal is to increase the percentage of Americans who hold high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina pursues this goal in three ways: by identifying and supporting effective practice, through public policy advocacy, and by using communications and convening power to build public will for change.