The financial burden that college imposes is often a deterrent for students who are seeking higher learning. Less than fortunate financial conditions can amplify this deterrent, so much so that it becomes a barrier to entry for a lot of students. We are determined to increase access to college by helping to relieve that financial burden.
We value equal representation among our awardees. Also, it is important to us that students are aided by people with whom they share demographic, socioeconomic, and cultural similarities with. We envision a network of former students helping current students and current students helping future students; a community investing in itself.
The Future of Us does not consider finances the only way to invest back into students. We want to use our experience (and the experiences of others) to help prepare and encourage students for college. We value investments of leadership, shared experience, and support just as much as we value monetary investments.
We want to be active in the community, putting a face behind the investment. We want to be a resource for students by not only providing our knowledge but providing them with other resources. The Future of Us will always be an open line of communication for future and current college students.