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Scholarships Became the Major Contributors of Funding for College through the Recession

Since 2010, parents have reduced their spending on college students significantly; instead grants, scholarships, and student borrowing have increased.

Chicago, IL, November 12, 2013 – Since 2010, parents have reduced their spending on college students significantly; instead grants, scholarships, and student borrowing have increased. The use of grants and scholarships has been the largest contributor since 2010.

According to Sallie Mae’s research of “How America Pays for College2013,” “Nearly two-thirds of families (65%) used grants and scholarships to pay for college this year, up from 61 percent in 2012 and up from only half of families five years ago.”

Moreover, scholarships are the only contributors of this year’s increase, since grants for college funding are actually decreasing this year. Numerous scholarship programs and the care of education from society and businesses are the reasons that scholarship awards can still make a huge difference to college funding during the recession.

OCA Chicago Scholarship, one of the scholarship programs in Chicago, has awarded 6 outstanding students this year.  The scholarship helped them achieve their higher education. At this year’s Gala at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Anson Wu, VP and board member for OCA Chicago Chapter, introduced the scholarship program to the audience. He remarked, “OCA Chicago Scholarship started with a simple idea that is to help deserving Asian American students to get the education they deserve…” Anson oversaw the scholarship program for OCA for 2012 and 2013.

During the day Anson is the managing Creative Director at a digital creative agency in downtown Chicago, Fresh Design Studio, where he continues to pour creativity into digital assets for client’s brands. He cares about students’ education because he believes in giving back to the community and realizes that the students have such bright futures.

Scholarships are now the major contributors to students’ education. With the help of many different people like Anson, scholarships are the hope of education. Many students can still go to college and make their dream come true, even while the economy is down.

Contact:
Michelle Mann
Fresh Design Studio
A: 53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 256
Chicago, IL 60604
312-880-9337
michelle.mann@freshds.com
http://www.freshdesignstudio.com/

WordPress Unit is the First Official WordPress Agency in Chicago

WordPress Unit is a brand new company in Chicago partnering with Fresh Design Studio that focuses strictly on designing WordPress websites for any company who needs a new website or wants to revamp their old one.

Chicago, IL, October 25, 2013 – WordPress Unit is a brand new company in Chicago partnering with Fresh Design Studio that focuses strictly on designing WordPress websites for any company who needs a new website or wants to revamp their old one. The WordPress Unit team works hard to produce visually appealing websites that cater to the company’s needs.

“At WordPress Unit, we work incredibly hard to design the perfect website for every client. We go above and beyond to handcraft the site to make it stand out.” WordPress Unit Founder.

WordPress Unit is reasonably priced especially for creating enticing websites with an incredible online experience.  With only four pricing packages, there are no surprises in billing, and companies can save time in responding to proposals.  Whether it is building the best website in your industry or getting your online brand off the ground, there is a package for you.

WordPress Unit will handcraft the website for a good price, while giving companies exactly what they want.

Why should companies want to use a WordPress website?  WordPress is easy to use and can be managed from any computer. Once the website is designed by WordPress Unit, any employee with the username and password can sign in, even from home to update the website’s content. Also, WordPress makes it easy to use tags, so the website is found quickly when using a search engine.  And finally, there are a ton of plugins to make the company’s website unique and user friendly.

WordPress has gained popularity ever since its inception. Chicago is finally getting its first official WordPress agency.

If you need to design a website or want to revamp your old one, check out www.wordpressunit.com.

Contact:
Michelle Mann
WordPress Unit
53, West Jackson Boulecard suite 256
Chicago, IL 60604
312-880-9337
michelle.mann@freshds.com
http://www.wordpressunit.com/