Highlights

Based on a recent survey of our legacy scholars, we learned the true impact of their education.

71%
are first generation college students

52%
earned their bachelor’s or master’s degree

77%
are currently employed

76%
no longer receive government assistance




Our scholars are evidence that some support, encouragement, and acknowledgement of their gifts and talents can go a long way.

Our legacy scholar profiles highlight the foundation’s graduates who have established themselves within a stable and rewarding career. These scholars have not only gone on to lead lives that exemplify economic self-sufficiency, but also revolve around Opportunity Rising’s core values: collaboration, hope, inspiration, learning, and motivation.

We hope you are just as inspired by their stories as we are.