(Rock Island, IL) -- Over two dozen Augustana College students have lowered their costs for classes thanks to an anonymous donor.
The anonymous donor paid toward the tuition, room and board of 26 students, totaling $142,000. For many of the students, the gift fully covers their remaining balance. “Often those who give to Augustana have been the beneficiaries of past generosity and give today as a way of giving back so that others may benefit,” said W. Kent Barnds, Augustana Executive Vice President for External Relations.
This is not the first time donors have asked to give to students. Augustana’s Close the Gap Award was developed by a donor, and it has assisted 900 high-achieving, high-need students since its launch in 2014.