Thursday, December 17, 2009

UI&U Awarded Salmon Foundation Grant


Award will fund scholarships for Union’s Bachelor of Arts programs

CINCINNATI – Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university dedicated to educating highly motivated adults with delivery models and curricula that best fit an adult’s multi-faceted life, has received a generous grant from the Salmon Foundation, Inc, of New York. The grant will provide much-needed scholarships for several new and current learners attending the Bachelor of Arts program (ADP), at the university’s academic centers in Montpelier and Brattleboro, Vermont.
Learners in the B.A. program can choose to attend brief residencies at one of the university’s Vermont centers, or to complete coursework entirely online, and the flexible course delivery options have attracted learners from across the country and, recently, new learners from Canada and Hong Kong. With support from the Salmon Foundation and others, many adult learners are able to overcome very real financial obstacles that stand between them and a college degree.
The Salmon grant comes during a very difficult economic situation when many private and family foundations have cut funding priorities or ceased their philanthropic giving altogether. The Salmon Foundation has recognized adult education as a critical priority in today’s society, and UI&U is proud to be recognized by the foundation and partner with them in realization of a shared mission and vision.
“Thanks to support from the Salmon Foundation, my financial responsibilities have become a little bit lighter,” said Pamela White of Braintree, VT, who is enrolled in the weekend residency option at the Montpelier Center. “I have to put the time and energy into my degree, but if it weren’t for the Salmon Foundation, the financial burden could still make it impossible to obtain.”
Grant recipients are chosen by the UI&U Bachelor of Arts program administration, in conjunction with the UI&U Office of Financial Aid. For more information about UI&U’s B.A. programs, visit

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