Beyond Completion Challenge – Sep 1
Posted by Strada Education Network on June 14, 2022
Strada Education Network invites applications for second phase of Beyond Completion Challenge
The Strada Education Network has announced the second phase of its $10 million Beyond Completion Challenge, which was designed to help higher education institutions scale promising efforts to improve long-term outcomes for many more students, especially those who have faced the greatest barriers in education and the workforce.
To conduct the Beyond Completion Challenge, Strada is partnering with the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity, created in the spring of 2020 by three dozen presidents and chancellors representing close to 100 colleges and universities and 2.4 million students to improve higher education to address persistent inequities that the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated.
In Phase 2 of the challenge, grantees may receive up to $1.5 million to scale and evaluate their initiatives over a three-year grant cycle. Strada has committed $6.25 million for Phase 2, with recipients to be announced in early 2023.
The most-aligned Phase 2 proposals will include a commitment to improving economic and social outcomes for students who historically have faced the greatest barriers in education and the workforce; a focus on connections to career and the delivery of measurable economic, social and employment outcomes; an approach to scaling where evidence demonstrates promising outcomes; and a future state where the initiatives can be sustained through institutional or other non-philanthropic support.
To be eligible, applicants must be Taskforce members.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Strada Education Network website.
Deadline: September 1, 2022
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