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The purpose of this event is to raise scholarship funds for needy and deserving young men in the face of shrinking financial support and tightening budgets at Historically Black Colleges and Universities such as Morehouse College. The money raised during the tournament enables us to assist even more students in need at Morehouse College. However, we cannot do this without the likes of very generous contributions. Since 2011 we have raised over $60,000 and helped numerous students eventually become Morehouse Men. Moving forward, we hope to continue to grow this event as a way to support the “Morehouse Legacy.”
In 2017 Morehouse College is celebrating its 150th year anniversary. Therefore, we ask that you strongly consider supporting our mission of developing men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service by continuing to be a sponsor.
All proceeds from the Morehouse Golf Classic will benefit the Morehouse College Scholarship Fund, as this event is jointly sponsored by the Baltimore Morehouse Alumni Association and the Morehouse National Alumni Association DC Metro Chapter, both registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations.
College has never been more expensive.
Even as a college degree or other postsecondary credential or certificate has never been more important, it has also never been more expensive. Over the past three decades, tuition at public four-year colleges has more than doubled, even after adjusting for inflation.
Between 1992 and 2012, the average amount owed by a typical student loan borrower who graduated with a bachelor's degree more than doubled to a total of nearly $27,000.
Even after historic investments by the Obama Administration, the maximum Pell Grant covers only about 30 percent of the cost of a four-year public college education—the lowest proportion in history and less than half of what it covered in 1980. Despite that fact, Congressional Republicans have proposed to cut the real purchasing power of Pell Grants even further.
Too many recent college graduates feel the weight of their student loan payments holding them back from fulfilling their full potential. And far too many prospective college students feel as though they are simply priced out of the education they need to set themselves up for future success. There is a significant opportunity gap as well. While half of Americans from high-income families hold a bachelor's degree by age 25, just 1 in 10 people from low-income families attain that level of education. Moreover, regardless of income status, high-school graduates who enroll in college too often fail to finish: barely half will complete their degree in a reasonable time at four-year institutions; and at two-year schools it's only about a third.
Today, college remains the greatest driver of socioeconomic mobility in America, but if we don't do more to keep it within reach for middle-class families and those striving to get into the middle class, it could have the opposite effect—serving as a barrier, instead of as a ticket to the American Dream. Every hard-working student deserves a real opportunity to earn an affordable, high-quality degree or credential that offers a clear path to civic engagement, economic security, and success. (ed.gov 2017)
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