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includes grants, tutoring, and community support, to help our EARN Scholar Grant recipients maintain an average GPA of over 3.50

CONGRATULATIONS to our current EARN Scholars for earning a perfect 4.00 GPA across the board in Fall ’23!!
Educate America Right Now (EARN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit encouraging academic excellence in adults returning to school to earn their first college degree. We provide outstanding, performance-based, financial, counseling,  and motivational support to non-traditional community college students.

EARN Scholar and former construction worker James, graduating after earning a 4.0 in Mathematics and Physics

A note from our Founder

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce estimated before the pandemic that by 2020 64% of jobs in the United States would require a college education. Then things got worse. According to the Washington Post (April 22, 2021) in October of 2020 a yawning gap in employment figures began between those with and without a college education. They noted that by 2021, out of 916,000 jobs added to the economy, only 7,000 went to workers without a college education.

However, the Education Data Initiative highlighted in September of 2021 that unemployment among Associate degree holders was only 2%! In addition, they found that educational success directly correlated with success in marriage and homeownership. Education is key.

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if there was a way for us to help our adult students not only to become educated and employed, but to bring dignity to their own lives and to the lives of their families, while achieving top grades in the process?

This may sound too good to be real but EARN has found a proven way to do just that.

We all know that handouts seldom work. Instead of a handout, EARN provides an academic “hand up” combining:

1.A merit-based grant model that provides a financial package designed to encourage strong academic performance

2. No-cost tutoring assistance in key areas from qualified people with real-world experience

3. Academic counseling services, including assistance with resumé construction, interviewing practice, support in choosing professional paths, and a sounding board for assistance in setting and following academic goals

4. Enthusiastic community support from other adult students who are, or who already have, returned successfully to college as adults themselves.

Best of all, IT WORKS! Our students, who we call EARN Grant Scholars, earn their financial assistance by maintaining awesome grade point averages. They often graduate with multiple honors, and they leave school ready to rejoin the workforce with skills and enthusiasm!

By partnering with EARN through your donation, you can help provide the resources that these adult students need. Please join us and become a part of a real and powerful solution.

Donate today. For even the price of a latte, you can make a donation that will truly help an adult to better support their family (and just maybe give you a warmer buzz than that shot of caffeine).

~David M. Keith, Founder


Want to become an EARN Scholar? Apply here.

Want to support students? Donate financially here.

Want to offer tutoring? Donate your time here.

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                Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.