65% of $10,000 goal
Fundraiser since Oct 2020
103% of $300 goal
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Destiny Ruiz's Story
I am a Junior at the University of Arizona with a major in Communication and a minor in Marketing. I am an ambassador to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. I am one of the first in my family to attend a four year university, I understand how difficult and disheartening it can be to think of how to pay for college. I don’t believe it should be like that. If I can help a student who is questioning whether or not they can afford college, that would be an amazing feeling because everyone deserves higher education; if they wish to pursue it.
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College Ventures is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a strong mission.
We are driven by two goals;
1. To make college more accessible for high school students from underprivileged backgrounds and;
2. To develop the students of today into tomorrow's compassionate leaders.
We began operating in 2019 when our founder was a senior at the University of Illinois. He wanted to get involved in a student-led non-profit organization in the higher education space, but couldn't find one.
College Ventures is unique, as we are almost entirely ran by passionate college students who are looking to make a positive impact.
Our organization has quickly expanded to multiple universities across the country with the intent to continue its growth and provide students with scholarships for years to come.
Last year we were able to provide a student at the University of Arizona with a $10,000 scholarship to be used throughout her 4 years at Arizona.
This year our aim is to raise $30,000 across 3 college campuses to provide 3 additional students with $10,000 scholarships.
Feel free to reach out to our Director via email at [email protected] with questions, concerns, or for more information.
We raise 100% of our money through donors like yourself.
College students across the country have joined together in volunteering their time to fundraise for this powerful cause and to make a positive impact.
Current members participate in student-led fundraisers at their universities by recruiting.
Participating college students are expected to fundraise by way of social media, planning and executing community events, and reaching out to family, friends, and their college community (among other creative methods).
High school seniors who qualify for a College Ventures scholarship can then apply on our website and go through a brief interview process. Scholarships are awarded based on a strong need for financial support, among other contributing factors.
College Ventures is a 501c3 non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible.