From the Register-Mail:
Knox College senior Stephanie Frambes realizes she may have never visited the Great Wall of China if it werenâ€™t for her participation in the Gale Scholars program.
Established in 1996, the program is a collaborative agreement among Galesburg District 205, Carl Sandburg College and Knox to help first-generation college attendees and low-income students achieve a higher educational degree they otherwise may not be able to afford. Students apply for the program at the end of their eighth-grade year and participate in meetings and development activities through their four years at Galesburg High School….
â€œBecause the cost of college was so much, I knew it would help out a lot,â€ Frambes said of her decision to apply for the program. â€œIf I could just get four years where I didnâ€™t have to take out a huge student loan, it would make getting my masterâ€™s (degree) more feasible.â€