College students can accumulate a significant burden of debt through student loans. Alisa's Angels Foundation helps our scholarship recipients by providing them low interest loans.
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.
Meena is a sophomore at Harvard University. She spent the summer as an intern with ABC News in Washington, D.C. There, she wrote over 30 digital news stories.
This semester, in addition to her course work, Meena will serve as The Harvard Crimson's elections reporter, and intern for Margaret Talev, the senior White House correspondent for Bloomberg News. She will also continue leading the Harvard South Asian Americans in Public Service (SAAPS) initiative which she founded last year. She will also continue to volunteer to teach a weekly civics class to Boston fifth-graders.
Graduating high school seniors from across Arizona are eligible for the scholarships.
In 2019, high school seniors from the Colorado Springs, Colorado area are also eligible.
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.