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The Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) Scholarship was established in 2020 by Ellucian, the leading technology solutions provider for higher education.

Education has the power to transform lives; however, for millions of students, financial distress can lead to dropping out of school without completing a degree. The PATH Scholarship was created to help higher education institutions support their students who may be experiencing economic hardship.

Since its founding, the PATH Scholarship - now offered by the Ellucian Foundation - has provided more than $2 million in scholarships to eligible higher education institutions, benefiting more than 2,000 students.

The 2023 PATH Scholarship is now closed for applications.  The 2024 PATH Scholarship will open for applications in April 2024. 


The following types of higher education institutions are invited to apply for a 2023 PATH Scholarship award:

  • In the U.S., public two-year institutions that are eligible to participate in the Federal Title IV Student aid programs. Public two-year Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • In Australia, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Ireland, Lebanon, the United Kingdom, Chile, and Mexico, not-for-profit higher education institutions who are approved by the country’s ministry of higher education (or other national government ministry) to provide associate’s or bachelor’s degrees.

Scholarship Amount

  • Institutions can receive a single block grant of $10,000, $15,000 $25,000 (USD)
  • Awards of up to $1,500 (USD) can be made to individual students
  • Institutions will have considerable flexibility in determining the selection criteria and individual award amounts that best fit the needs of affected students

How to Apply

  • Register to create an account using the "Register" button at the top right 
  • Select your application:
    • Application for Institutions in the U.S.
    • Application for Institutions in All Eligible Countries Except the U.S.
  • Applicants are encouraged to review the Terms and Conditions and Application Guides for more program details and tips on successfully completing the application.

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