We are a nonprofit institution dedicated to helping underserved youth obtain a post-secondary education so they can build solid lives anchored by financial independence. We believe that together, we can make the difference for young people who face a pivotal choice for their futures: get the education and training required for a good job, or settle for a life of underemployment and unreliable income.
Beginning in August 2011, iPivoted's web platform allows donors to contribute to a general scholarship fund. iPivoted's board then directs a process to select one or more specific, deserving students who have submitted applications to receive a scholarship for education-related expenses from that general fund. Funds donated to a general fund meet the "public benefit" criteria of federal nonprofit tax laws and are tax deductible. Donors may not select a specific student to receive the scholarship.
Many intelligent, hard working students never graduate from post-secondary schools due to a lack of funds, inadequate preparation in high school, or family demands. As a result, they face underemployment or unemployment, all while more than two million high-skilled jobs sit vacant in America.
We aren’t looking for superstars; they have lots of help already. We are looking for people who are motivated and committed to making the most of their lives and their talents.
From our general scholarships fund, we help to connect post-secondary students who need financial support with the financial resources to fill in the financial gaps. Some of these students need help covering rent or groceries. Some need tuition or books. Some need money for childcare or transportation.
We work with the student’s college, university or institute. After donors contribute to the general scholarship fund and the iPivoted board selects specific students to receive funds, we transfer the funds to the participating academic institution. The institution confirms the student’s academic eligibility and disburses the scholarship to him or her. This ensures donated funds are used for only one purpose: education. The students selected by the iPivoted board will post periodic updates on the website.