Tucson Metro Chamber
Earn to Learn
- Education - Consultants & Services
- Non Profit
Earn to Learn operates the largest and most successful matched-savings scholarship program in the country. We aim to distribute at least 10,000 scholarships by the year 2020 and transform the state’s economy with the addition of thousands of college graduates. Ten thousand college graduates will create an additional $22,445,000 in economic benefit to the state (“College Benefits” calculator, College Success Arizona).
Earn to Learn is a revolutionary ''Savings to Scholarship'' program that empowers low- to moderate-income students in Arizona to successfully complete college through matched-savings scholarships, financial capability education, and success coaching. Eligible students, who complete the personal finance training program and establish a habit of savings by making a minimum of six consecutive deposits totaling $500 in an Individual Development Account (IDA), can receive an 8:1 match on their savings, up to $4,000 per academic year. These funds can be applied to tuition and tuition-related costs at Arizona State University (ASU), Northern Arizona University (NAU) or the University of Arizona (UA). Earn to Learn is a collaborative effort between the Arizona Board of Regents, ASU, NAU, UA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is designed to provide students with the opportunity, incentive, education and support critical to become a successful college student.
We will transform needs-based financial aid in Arizona and increase college attainment for the state’s low- to moderate-income students.