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The ability to get an education can mean the world. We offer scholarship programs to make a difference in the lives of students like Rafael Grillo, who wanted to make a difference.

Helping students make a difference

When Rafael Grillo was very young, he noticed that many cultures and countries face the same problems. He realized he wanted to help communities work together to solve common challenges.

During his senior year of high school, his dream started coming together: he was accepted to the undergraduate Public Policy and International Affairs program at Princeton University.

But Ivy League schools are nothing if not expensive, and Rafael Grillo realized that this opportunity might in fact be out of reach.

He began researching scholarships to close the money gap. As an Allegacy member, he was eligible to apply for one of the Mel Hughes Scholarships awarded each year. Application led to acceptance, and acceptance led to Princeton.

“When Allegacy called with the good news, I knew I was on my way,” Grillo said. “It meant that Princeton and my dream were not off limits simply because of money.”

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How do we express our concern for the community? By rolling up our sleeves and getting involved – not just because it feels good to give (though it does) – but because it’s the right thing to do. We will always do what’s right for your wellbeing, and for the health of our community as a whole.

Rafael Grillo

Location: Princeton University
Purpose: Help communities solve common challenges

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