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Deloitte Foundation grant provides college scholarships to help economically disadvantaged students attend college and stay on track with their career intentions.

The Deloitte Foundation continues to drive education initiatives that help build pathways to opportunity for the workforce of tomorrow. In spring 2024, the Foundation awarded a $2,000,000 grant to provide college scholarships to graduating seniors across the Cristo Rey Network Class of 2024 to help economically disadvantaged students attend college and pursue accounting and STEM careers.

The 2024 recipients will be named Deloitte Foundation Scholars and each be awarded $2,000-$10,000 towards their chosen four-year degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Data Science, Data Analytics, or Math. Furthermore, each Deloitte Foundation Scholar needs to demonstrate academic, leadership excellence, and financial need.

For the past three years, the Deloitte Foundation has made grants to fund college scholarships across the Cristo Rey Network, increasing the impact each year supporting a total of 515 Cristo Rey students and helping broaden the pool of diverse business, accounting, and STEM talent.

Of the 247 Deloitte Foundation Scholarship recipients across the classes of 2021 and 2022:

  • 86% are still enrolled in post-secondary schools
  • 95% remain at their original college/university

One Deloitte Foundation Scholar from Cristo Rey Jesuit Atlanta High School shared the impact of her Deloitte Foundation Scholarship as she prepared to study Finance at Marquette University, “As a first generation Mexican American, this scholarship has had a great impact in helping me pursue my dream of pursuing a college education. Educational expenses could have discouraged me, but this scholarship eases the financial burden that often holds first generation students back from their aspirations.”

Each local Cristo Rey school’s college counseling team, along with school leaders, are selecting recipients, who have been admitted to college and intend to pursue majors in the academic disciplines listed above. In addition to demonstrating financial need, Deloitte Foundation Scholars must demonstrate academic and leadership excellence.

Deloitte Foundation awards grant to Cristo Rey network for college scholarships

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Beyond the scholarships

The grants to fund these scholarships are only one piece of the critical support offered to students to help them persist along education and career pathways.

Over the course of their four years at Cristo Rey, students have participated in a Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program that introduced them to a range of career options, including possibilities in business and STEM. Through course work and work study, students developed skills and interests in areas such as accounting, computer science, and data analytics, as well as a passion for pursuing further study and a strong foundation toward continued success in these areas.

Deloitte Foundation Scholars, along with any student enrolled in college, will receive individualized guidance from an alumni advisor employed at a local Cristo Rey school as students navigate their postsecondary trajectory.

In cases where Deloitte Foundation Scholars matriculate to a Cristo Rey Network University Partner, the students have access to additional on-campus support systems for lower-income and first-generation students to help propel them along education pathways and their career preparation journeys.


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