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The federal financial aid program has helped millions of low-income students gain access to higher education with many seeing their lives immeasurably altered by obtaining a college degree.
June 23 marks the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Pell Grant program, a key federal financial aid initiative that has provided critical support to millions of low-income students and their families as they have pursued the transformative change a college degree can bring.
The program was established by Congress on June 23, 1972, through the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 and was initially named the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Program. To recognize his work on the landmark higher education funding initiative, the program was renamed in 1980 for U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island.
Today, children from families with a household income below $60,000 can benefit from Pell Grants, which can provide nearly $7,000 annually toward higher education costs to students from low-income families. During its history, the Pell Grant has helped more than 80 million students attend college.
Kenneth Brown Jr. ’19 speaking at the start of his senior year at Elon.
For Kenneth Brown Jr. ’19, qualifying for the Pell Grant was a critical step toward attending Elon as part of the Odyssey Program, a highly selective merit-based program for students who are academically strong and who demonstrate leadership as well as financial need. Brown was elected SGA president his senior year at Elon and served Elon as a youth trustee after his graduation.