The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to Support UoPeople in the Accreditation Process

University of the People is thrilled to announce its work toward accreditation has been recognized with a $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Accreditation is important for UoPeople, our students and our graduates, as it will afford students significantly better employment prospects upon graduation – thus further improving their lives. For this reason, we are all extremely excited at the added boost by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

In addition to providing direct financial assistance, the grant further demonstrates the ever-growing support by foundations, academia and individuals around the world for UoPeople’s work and attainment of accreditation.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant follows recent awards by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Intel Foundation. UoPeople is certainly on it’s way to reaching the $6 million needed to remain sustainable. With your help, we’ll reach this point.

To donate: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/uopeople_donate

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About President Shai Reshef

Starting in 1989, Shai Reshef served as chairman of the Kidum Group, a test preparation company, which he sold in 2005 to Kaplan, one of the world’s largest education companies. While chairman of Kidum, he built an online university affiliated with the University of Liverpool, enrolling students from more than 100 countries; that business was sold to Laureate, another large for-profit education company, in 2004. A vessel for universal higher education, UoPeople has the enormous potential to function as a global stimulus package, reaching even the most remote and poorest places on earth. Our ultimate mission is to democratize higher education and, if the past two years are any indication, this is not merely a pipe dream.
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One Response to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to Support UoPeople in the Accreditation Process

  1. Lynda M O says:

    Congratulations on the grant. You are my hero this year.

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