The mission of the Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals is to serve, guide, and support post-traditional learners as they pursue a high-quality education and persist to degree completion.
Our students are the most diverse student population at Cal Lutheran. They range in age from 19 years to 70 plus. Some are CEOs and own companies, others are middle managers, and many students are just getting started in their professional journeys. About 50% of our students are first-generation college students (aka first-time college-goers), 69% are from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations, 40% identify as financially insecure, and nearly 20% are veterans.
Whether they have a demanding job, a business to run, or a family to care for, our students make commitments and sacrifices to attain their degree. Some have an additional choice to make: pay for a college degree or step away to cover necessary living expenses. With all the challenges our students face, we don’t want them to have to make that choice.
Students are still greatly impacted by the effects of the pandemic, making financial strain all the more difficult for these students. No matter their journey, our mission is to provide our students with access to quality education.
But they need your help to cross the finish line and realize their dream.
In 2021 we were able to award 4 Unstoppable Scholarships which helped the recipients continue their education and complete their degrees! These students would have had to stop out without your support!
The Unstoppable Scholarship will help students in need continue to bridge the financial gap and continue their education.
Thank you for your generosity and for contributing to the success of our hard-working students.