District 191 is one of two public school districts in Minnesota selected by Wallin Education Partners to support with its inaugural Opportunity Scholars Program, which provides two-year post-secondary enrollment and completion support through scholarships and coaching.
Burnsville High School 2019 graduates Yunus Abdirahman, Tasleema Ally, Samuel Johnson, Pamela Molina Mejia and Bryan Casas Mendez were recipients of the scholarship, which is provided to cap any other financial aid they may receive and pay for required instructional materials like books and technology.
Opportunity Scholars may receive as much as $6,000 per year to assist with tuition and fees. Along with financial assistance, Wallin employees and other organizations coach and support each student through their post-secondary journey to ensure completion and a plan for family wage-supporting employment.
In addition to supporting students directly, Wallin is providing $1,000 per student to District 191 to support recruiting and coaching efforts, especially those efforts that target underrepresented, non-traditional and first generation college students.
The Opportunity Scholars Program is in addition to Wallin’s 4-year scholarship/coaching program, an established scholarship program at Burnsville High School.
For more information about Wallin Education Partners programs, visit www.wallinpartners.org.