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High Point University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
September 3, 2021

High Point University, whose campus "Innovators in Residence" have included such entrepreneurial luminaries as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. 20 North Carolina colleges and 46 Methodist colleges now participate in the largest U.S. private college enrollment consortium.

Focused on developing life skills and fun, High Point stresses career shadowing opportunities, experiential learning, internships, service learning, study-abroad experiences, time management, and undergraduate research alongside faculty members, who are known for "great…

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Saint Elizabeth University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
August 9, 2021

Saint Elizabeth University, which recently used $347,000 in American Rescue Plan federal funds to pay off the debt of 116 full-time undergraduate students, enabling them to continue their education, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. 95 Catholic colleges and universities now participate in the largest U.S. private college enrollment consortium.

Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity, SEU welcomes students of all backgrounds to a campus in Morristown, NJ, an hour's train ride from New York City. An 11:1 student-faculty ratio guarantees small classes and individual…

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Kansas Wesleyan University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
August 3, 2021

Kansas Wesleyan University, which draws more than half of its 800 undergraduate students from out-of-state, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. 45 colleges affiliated with the United Methodist Church now participate in the nation’s largest private college enrollment consortium.

Offering athletic opportunities in 25 varsity sports, the KWU Coyotes are a traditional power in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, earning 78 KCAC team championships in the past 15 years. 76% of students are athletes, enjoying the conference’s top multi-purpose sports complex. The Coyote…

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Southern Nazarene University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
July 1, 2021

Southern Nazarene University, a Christ-centered community preparing purpose-driven, passionate servant leaders who aim to make the world better, has become the 64th member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) to participate in the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Enrollment Consortium.

Founded in 1899, SNU boasts 32,000 alumni. The University draws more than 1,300 full-time undergraduates, primarily from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, to a 44-acre campus in Bethany, OK, where a welcoming community reflects diversity, inclusion and equity. Leadership…

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Luther College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
June 22, 2021

Luther College, offering one of the world's largest and most acclaimed collegiate music programs, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. Of Luther's 1,800 undergraduate students, close to 875 participate in six choirs, three bands, three orchestras, two jazz bands and numerous smaller ensembles.

Located in northeastern Iowa, Luther is a Phi Beta Kappa institution, an honor belonging to only 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. Graduates regularly earn awards such as Fulbright, Rhodes, Goldwater, and NCAA Postgraduate scholarships. In a typical year, more than 400…

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Centenary College of Louisiana Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
June 10, 2021

Centenary College of Louisiana, ranked #1 in the nation among baccalaureate colleges for sending students to study abroad, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. This year's "Centenary in Paris" experience that sends all first-year students to France to begin their college careers, is scheduled for August 5-to-13 and will include both the freshman and sophomore classes.

One of the South's top liberal arts colleges, Centenary was founded in 1825. The 550 students are drawn to the Shreveport campus from 22 states and 10 countries. Global engagement is a theme. Many students…

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Indiana Tech Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
May 14, 2021

Indiana Tech, which offers multiple engineering majors (biomedical, computer, electrical, industrial and manufacturing, mechanical, network and software) and has won 17 NAIA national track championships in the past decade, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. 24 Indiana private colleges now participate in the SAGE Enrollment Consortium.

With the addition of a women's ice hockey team, the IT Warriors will offer 24 varsity sports in 2021-22. The Warriors have also won national titles in men's ice hockey and women's lacrosse. Academic offerings will be increased next fall with…

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William Woods University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
May 4, 2021

William Woods University, an innovative learning community that offers its 1,100 full-time undergraduate students a $5,000 annual LEAD Award for taking part in cultural, intellectual and global activities outside the classroom, has become the 13th Missouri private college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

The LEAD Award is an annual tuition grant, regardless of financial need, for students who commit to campus and community involvement. Students earn points for attending art exhibits, comedy shows, concerts, films, performances, seminars, sporting events and more. Since…

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Illinois Wesleyan University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
April 27, 2021

Illinois Wesleyan University, ranked #1 in job placement in the state and 7th in the nation, according to Zippia's "The Best Colleges for Getting a Job", has become the 27th Illinois private college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. 97.2% of IWU graduates are working or in graduate school within six months of graduation. 92% of graduates finish in four years.

Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan is located in Bloomington-Normal (130,000 population), midway between Chicago and St. Louis, and providing an undergraduate-only learning environment to 1,600 students. Niche rates…

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Midway University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
April 12, 2021

Midway University, located in the heart of Kentucky's world-famous horse country, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. Six Kentucky private colleges are now members.

Midway offers its nearly 700 traditional undergraduate students opportunities on 27 athletic teams, with a choice of more than 30 majors. Business and nursing are the most popular. The healthcare management major has been ranked ##2 in the state and the psychology major ##4. There are three available equine studies majors, including equine rehab.

Midway's campus includes a 200-acre working horse farm. The…

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Sterling College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
April 5, 2021

Sterling College, a Christ-centered college that offers its 600 undergraduates an opportunity to perform in six annual major theatre productions and two annual musicals, has become the 7th Kansas member of the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards consortium.

Located 60 miles from Wichita, Sterling offers 19 NAIA varsity sports teams that compete and thrive in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. 78% of students are varsity athletes.

Founded in 1887, Sterling is nationally ranked, according to Niche, for its sports management program (27th of 415 colleges), for kinesiology / physical…

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Trinity Baptist College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
March 16, 2021

Founded in 1974 by Trinity Baptist Church, Trinity Baptist College is a four-year private Christian college offering affordable degree programs that prepare students for service in both professional and ministry vocations.

Trinity Baptist College shares approximately 140 acres with Trinity Ministries on the west side of Jacksonville, Florida. Minutes away from downtown Jacksonville and less than an hour away from area beaches, the campus is ideally situated for college students in search of employment or recreation.

Trinity offers over 20 academic programs, as well as 4 graduate degree…

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North Greenville University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
March 16, 2021

North Greenville University, offering more than 2,500 undergraduate, online, and graduate students not only strong academic programs, but also opportunities for spiritual growth, cultural enrichment, and hands-on service that you would expect from a Christian university, has become the 5th South Carolina private college to participate in the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

Founded in 1892, NGU is located in Tigerville in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 18 miles north of Greenville, SC, the state's largest metropolitan area. The campus setting provides a panoramic view of…

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Florida College Joins Tuition Rewards
February 18, 2021

Florida College, which is launching a bachelor's degree program in nursing this fall and recently announced a new communications degree with a specialization in mass media, has joined the SAGE Scholars Private College Consortium. Seventeen Florida private colleges now participate in Tuition Rewards.

Providing a liberal arts and sciences education with a Biblical perspective, Florida College is located in Temple Terrace along the banks of the Hillsborough River, 20 minutes northeast of Tampa.

Founded in 1946, the College offers its 500 undergraduates a choice of 17 majors and…

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Saint Augustine’s University Joins Tuition Rewards
February 18, 2021

Saint Augustine's University, one of the South's oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities, has joined the SAGE Scholars Private College Consortium. Seven HBCUs and 19 North Carolina private colleges now participate in Tuition Rewards.

Founded in 1867 by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina to make education available to newly-freed slaves, SAU has developed more than a third of all African-American priests in the Episcopal Church.

SAU's 105-acre campus is just minutes from Downtown Raleigh, the state capital. Students can choose from 20+ majors and 15+ minors. Among the…

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Seattle Pacific University Joins Tuition Rewards
February 1, 2021

Seattle Pacific University, which recently reduced undergraduate tuition by 25% while adding new scholarship initiatives and capping future tuition increases, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

Home to 2,700 undergraduates, Seattle Pacific is located on a 43-acre campus in a residential neighborhood on the north slope of Queen Anne Hill, only 10 minutes from the heart of downtown. Founded in 1891 by the Free Methodist Church of North America, SPU attracts students and faculty from more than 50
Christian denominations. The student body is unusually diverse; 43% of…

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Concordia University Texas Joins Tuition Rewards
January 19, 2021

Concordia University Texas, where the 440-acre Northwest Austin campus includes a 250-acre federally-protected nature and wildlife preserve, has become the 10th Texas private college to participate in the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

Environmental Stewardship, the responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices, reigns at CTX, which is conveniently located minutes from downtown Austin and the Texas Hill Country. CTX also manages a world-renowned fossil site, Friesenhahn Cave.

Developing Christian leaders is the mission…

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University of Pennsylvania names SAGE Scholars Founder "Alumni Educator of the Year"
January 12, 2021

The University of Pennsylvania's Dr. Pam Grossman, dean of the Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education, has awarded James B. Johnston (MBA '66, Ed.D '76) the "Penn GSE Educator of the Year" honor. Dr. Johnston, founder and Chairman of SAGE Scholars, received his MBA from the University's Wharton School and doctorate from Penn GSE. The Award "recognizes an outstanding graduate of the University, preferably of the Graduate School of Education, who demonstrates unusual involvement in and commitment to identifying and helping to resolve school…

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Westminster College (PA) Joins Tuition Rewards
December 7, 2020

Westminster College, so devoted to real-world success that there's a "Career Closet" on campus that loans students a wardrobe for job interviews, has joined the SAGE Scholars' Enrollment Consortium. 56 of Pennsylvania's 72 eligible private colleges now participate in the Tuition Rewards program.

Located in New Wilmington, PA - 50 miles north of Pittsburgh and 80 miles from Cleveland and Erie - Westminster is proud that more than 90% of undergraduates gain work experience through internships. With an average class size of 17, Westminster has been ranked in the top 5% of all schools…

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Wheaton College Joins Tuition Rewards
November 5, 2020

Wheaton College, ranked as the nation's #1 Christian college, according to EdSmart, has become the 25th private college in Illinois to join the SAGE Tuition Rewards consortium. Ed Smart's rankings are based on academics; retention rate; average net cost; and, average salary 10 years after graduation. 80% of new freshman at Wheaton graduate in four years, 88% within five years and 89% within six years.

Located 25 miles west of Chicago, Wheaton is the academic home for high-achieving, globally diverse, intellectually ambitious, deeply faithful Christians who want comprehensive world-class…

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Illinois College Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
October 27, 2020

Illinois College, which welcomed a record 419 new students to campus this fall despite the challenges of the pandemic, has joined the SAGE Tuition Rewards program. IC now boasts an enrollment of 1,150 students, the largest ever and a 33% increase since 2010.

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is thriving through expanded academic programs, including new nursing and agribusiness majors; expanded opportunities for internships, hands-on learning and student-faculty research; 20 NCAA Division III athletic teams; an online degree program; and, investments in facilities, including campus housing.…

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Villa Maria College Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
October 20, 2020

Villa Maria College, where learning real-world skills is so considered vital that off-campus internships are a graduation requirement, has joined SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards. The Villa curriculum gives students the ability to test the waters of their chosen field in a real-life work setting after a process where student talents are evaluated and then matched with The College's network of partners.

Villa's unusual 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows every student to receive an individualized education. Offering 18 academic programs leading to bachelors and associates degrees, The College…

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Loyola University New Orleans Joins Tuition Rewards
October 19, 2020

Loyola University New Orleans, the 7th "most inclusive" university in the nation, according to The Princeton Review, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards private college consortium. LOYNO received five national "Top 20" rankings in The Princeton Review's The Best 386 Colleges 2021, with The Maroon selected as the 9th best U.S. student newspaper.

Loyola's extraordinarily diverse, national student body is attracted to New Orleans for more than fun times. The Loyola University Community Action Program (LUCAP), initiated and led by student volunteers, offers opportunities for community…

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Montreat College Joins Tuition Rewards
October 9, 2020

Montreat College, set in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Asheville, NC, has joined SAGE Scholars' Tuition Rewards program. The College's 132-acre campus on Black Mountain is so stunning that its facilities are available for weddings, conferences and other events as well as summer sports camps.

Providing 104 years of Christ-centered education, Montreat is a liberal arts institution that educates students through intellectual inquiry, spiritual formation and preparation for calling and career. A tight-knit community, the college draws 650 students to its…

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