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UT Austin alumni matching donations to BIPOC scholarship fund through end of 2021

  • 1.  UT Austin alumni matching donations to BIPOC scholarship fund through end of 2021

    Posted Dec 15, 2021 04:24 PM
    Contributions made to the iSchool Alumni Scholarship for BIPOC Students scholarship fund this December will be matched dollar for dollar up to $3,000. Graduates of the University of Texas at Austin School of Information started this grassroots fundraising campaign to create an endowed
    scholarship to help more BIPOC BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) scholars enter archival and broader information professions.

    We need your help to meet our initial goal of $50,000, which will create a recurring yearly scholarship of $2,000! Fundraising began in October 2021 and raised $8000 in the first month. The "iSchool Alumni Scholarship for BIPOC Students" will be administered by Texas Exes, the UT Austin alumni association, and supporters can donate through www.texasexes.org/iSchoolScholarship.

    This effort was formed in response to a 2020 petition by UT iSchool students. The petition stated "BIPOC students, who face additional obstacles to academic success and personal well-being, should have pathways for education at the iSchool through accessible and available funding," among other demands for antiracist action.

    Looking to make an end of year charitable contribution? Double your impact by donating today!

    More details on this project can be found at https://fundutischoolbipoc.wordpress.com/

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    Thank you for your consideration!

    Lauren Algee
    lalgee@gmail.com
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