Dreaming Big - Achieving the Dream Announces the Winners of the 2012 DREAM Big for College Scholarship Contests

4 Community college students awarded scholarships for expressing creativity and inspiring others to complete college and pursue their dreams

Press Contact: Lauren Lewis Phone: (917) 613-6419 (cell) E-mail: llewis@achievingthedream.org

Silver Spring, MD (January 21, 2013) – As part of its efforts to engage students in the national conversation about community college success and completion, Achieving the Dream (www.achievingthedream.org) recently selected the four students who will be receiving scholarships through the DREAM BIG for College contests. These two scholarship contests encouraged students to leverage their artistic and creative talents in order to share their inspiring stories of triumph and hope, and motivate others to complete college and pursue their dreams.

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Achieving the Dream (ATD) leads a growing network of more than 220 community colleges committed to helping their students, particularly low-income students and students of color, achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and economic opportunity. ATD is making progress in closing academic achievement gaps and accelerating student success through a unique change process that builds each college’s institutional capacities in seven essential areas. ATD, along with nearly 75 experienced coaches and advisors, works closely with Network colleges in 41 states and the District of Columbia to reach more than 4 million community college students.

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