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    Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:59:08

    Nas Partners With Koru for Scholarship - It's an education initiative

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    Rapper Nas cares about your education! Find out how he can help you and how you can help yourself and your future.

    Koru, a company focused on transforming the college-to-career landscape, has teamed up with Nas to bring his real world training and business to college graduates in the Koru program.

    The Nas Scholarship Fund will sponsor students who are carefully selected by the celebrated musician to receive financial aid. Koru is a highly selective program that has partnered with 13 of the country's top colleges to accept top graduates who exhibit high levels of competency, academics, potential and grit. As part of the partnership, Nas and his investment company, Queensbridge Venture Partners, also made a significant investment in Koru.

    So Nas will basically decide who gets financial help to attend school!

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 50 percent of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. At the same time, nearly half of U.S. employers report difficulty finding qualified recent graduates. Koru is eager to obliterate that statistic and has started a company that is transforming the often-difficult college-to-career transition with an immersive, experiential learning program.

    Nas has committed to a role as an engaged and involved partner with Koru to help teach, guide and mentor select college graduates as they enter the workforce.

    "I'm inspired to support Koru participants because I know how hard it can be to carve out your path and purpose in life. It takes conviction, hard work and the right network. The young people going through Koru are gritty, book smart and street smart. The Koru program gives them an opportunity to put those smarts to work. I can't wait to work directly with them and share what I've learned through my own life experiences," said Nas.

    Koru runs employer-embedded programs with world-class companies that are actively hiring. College students can apply for the Koru program and an opportunity to receive a Nas Scholarship at joinkoru.com. The program is designed to make recent college graduates workplace-ready and place them inside some of the most exciting, high-growth companies in the US. The deadline for the September programs in Seattle and San Francisco is June 30.

    Hurry! Apply!

    What can you do to support this initiative?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    06.11.14



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