Invest in My Education (ME)℠ is an initiative that provides access to education and ongoing support to Black, Latino, and historically underserved students. The program takes a holistic approach to driving transformational change by combining student scholarships with ongoing support, including resources to complete degree programs and pathways to post-graduation employment.
EDUCATION. ACCESS. SUPPORT.
Invest in My Education (ME)℠ is designed to uphold and prioritize Fidelity Investments' most fundamental value — to empower individuals to strengthen their financial futures and improve their lives. The aim of this social impact initiative is to enrich the lives of students and result in better post-secondary outcomes, increased graduation rates, greater financial literacy and access to stronger professional networks.
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE
Invest in My Education (ME)SM will consist of three components:
Fidelity Scholars Program
Individual scholarships designed to help students overcome barriers to success and graduate debt-free from a two-year college, four-year college, or a certificate program. This includes scholarships for students in underserved communities and a suite of ongoing support, including mentorship by Fidelity associates, internship/apprenticeship guidance, and financial education programming.
Retention & Completion Grants
These grants are designed to help institutions assist students who are close to completion and in danger of dropping out due to unpaid tuition and academic fee balances.
These grants will be directed toward leading nonprofit organizations focused on improving graduation rates for thousands of Black, Latino, and other underserved high school and college students. Funding will help strengthen coordination among organizations related to advising, transition and supports, to ensure quality pathways to post-secondary education.
Less likely that Black students will graduate college in four years vs. their white peers*
More student debt accrued by Black/Latino students than their white peers**
Higher earnings for those with a bachelor's degree vs. those whose highest education was high school completion***
* Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDs): https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
** Source: National Center for Education, Report on the Condition of Education 2022
***Source: National Center for Education, Report on the Condition of Education 2022
COLLABORATING WITH NONPROFITS
Learn more about the organizations we’re working with to help us make the greatest impact.****
The leading administrator of some of the nation's most notable scholarships and programs for students of color.
Fueling the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for young people.