College students can accumulate a significant burden of debt through student loans. Alisa's Angels Foundation helps our scholarship recipients by providing them loans at 1%.
The goal of this program is to help students complete their education by providing access to additional funds without the accompanying financial burden often associated with student loans. The terms of the loan are simple - 1% a year, beginning after the scheduled graduation date.
With this "pay it forward" approach, we provide support throughout their education. Repayments from the loans are then used to help the next generation of recipients.
Skie (Osborn) Kagulire
2015 Graduate, Pepperdine University
Skie Kagulire graduated from Pepperdine University with honors in 2015. She was one of Alisa's angels first loan recipients. Skie now works for Silicon Valley Bank in Boston as part of a lending team specializing in medical device and biopharma companies that are developing innovations in health care. She has been with SVB for three years.
She and her husband, Frank, serve with their church youth group. She is also fundraising for a student in Uganda to help him get his bachelor's degree. So far they have raised enough money to cover his first year of school.
Alisa's Angels scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors from Arizona and the Colorado Springs, Colorado area. Read more about our Colorado Springs expansion here.
Alisa’s Angels scholarship recipients are working and attending school throughout the nation, from Washington state to Washington DC, Maine to Michigan, Oregon to Orlando.