"In 2013, 77 percent of adults from families in the top income quartile earned at least a bachelor's degree by age 24, up from 40 percent in 1970, according to a report from the University of Pennsylvania's Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy and the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education. In contrast, only 9 percent of adults from the lowest income bracket earned a bachelor's degree in 2013, up from 6 percent in 1970." ~ U.S. News & World Report, 2015.
Educational attainment should be a right of every student in America. Yet often because of financial hardship, it is a privilege for a select few. The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority National Education Fund, Inc. (NEF) seeks to remove barriers for those who are most deserving by providing access to scholarships, leadership development and community enhancement programs. NEF is dedicated to helping each person achieve his or her dreams by opening the doors to the future.
"I will always be grateful to NEF for helping me pursue an Ivy League Education. Scholarships like NEF are transforming the world one bright student at a time."
Steve V. Hunter, Esq.
Partner, Quarles & Brady, LLP
NEF Scholarship Recipient 95-99
Shop for a cause
Do you enjoy shopping? Do you like to support worthy causes? What if you could do both at the same time?
NEF has two great ways for you to support need-based scholarships while purchasing great finds, gifts, or basic necessities on-line.
2020 NEF Scholarship Application
Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 15, 2020
The NEF Board is proud to announce the opening of the 2020 NEF Scholarship Application. We award scholarships to graduating high school seniors, continuing undergrads, as well as newly admitted and continuing graduate students. NEF is committed to awarding scholarships to talented students in financial need.
Apply today! Click HERE for more information.
How to Help
Donations and support of special events allows NEF to do its part in supporting talented and hard-working students in need. Visit our "Contributions" page to learn the ways in which you can support.