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Grant to help underserved CSUSB students

Cal State San Bernardino has received $120,000 from a philanthropic entity in Palo Alto.

The grant, from the Crankstart Foundation, will help pay for that organization’s re-entry scholarship program at Cal State San Bernardino, according to a statement on the university’s website.

The scholarship re-entry program provides scholarships to low-income students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree, following a cumulative gap in their studies of five years or more.

Students in the Crankstart program are expected to be between 25 and 50 years old. They must demonstrate financial need, challenges, or hardships and show a commitment to obtaining a degree.

Cal State San Bernardino will award a minimum of 10 scholarships a year with the Crankstart grant. The maximum amount for each student is $6,000.

The university received its first funds from Crankstart – $50,000 – in 2016.  Crankstart provided Cal State San Bernardino another $50,000 in 2018 and again in 2019, according to the statement.

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