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November 21, 2012

Hartwick College receives $75,000 grant to boost financial aid

Staff Report
The Daily Star

---- — Hartwick College is the recipient of a $75,000 grant from The Hearst Foundations to support students with a high degree of financial need.

The funding will be split among rising juniors with need over the next two years to help defray their tuition costs as they complete their Hartwick education. Hartwick is among 49 colleges to receive funding from The Hearst Foundations in 2012, totaling $4.7 million in grants.

“In a competitive review process at the Hearst Foundations, Hartwick stood out for its efforts to recruit, educate and graduate a diverse student body, including many students who face significant financial challenges,” said Alison Yu, program officer of The William Randolph Hearst Foundations.

Hartwick serves students from all backgrounds and income levels. Ninety-nine percent of Hartwick College students receive financial aid. On average, students receive more than $18,000 each in Hartwick funds, not including state and federal aid.

The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations and institutions working in the fields of education, health, culture and social service with the goal of ensuring that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives, a media release said. The Hearst Foundation Inc. was founded in 1945 by publisher/philanthropist William Randolph Hearst. In 1948, Hearst established the California Charities Foundation, renamed the William Randolph Hearst Foundation in 1951.