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File #: ID-4520    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/15/2022 In control: Executive Committee
On agenda: 4/21/2022 Final action: 4/21/2022
Enactment date: 4/21/2022 Enactment #: 185-22
Title: To enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with Sullivan County Community College to administer the Sullivan Promise Tuition-Free Scholarship Program.
Narrative of Resolution:
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To enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with Sullivan County Community College to administer the Sullivan Promise Tuition-Free Scholarship Program. end






If Resolution requires expenditure of County Funds, provide the following information:
Amount to be authorized by Resolution: 300,000 ($181,147 Remaining ARPA Funds & General Fund $118,853)
Are funds already budgeted? No
Specify Compliance with Procurement Procedures: N/A
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WHEREAS, Sullivan County ranks 30th in New York State for Associate's Degree attainment; and
WHEREAS, college degree attainment has many positive impacts on individuals and their communities, and
WHEREAS, individuals who complete an Associate's Degree on average earn one-third more money over their lifetime than individuals with only a High School Diploma; and
WHEREAS, increased educational attainment has a positive correlation to individual and public health, including lower rates of cancer, heart disease, smoking, obesity, poor dental health, substance abuse disorders, and domestic violence; and
WHEREAS, an educated workforce is an important factor in economic development by attracting outside businesses to invest in an area; and
WHEREAS, SUNY Sullivan offers more than 40 degree and certificate programs to help develop a strong workforce in Sullivan County,
WHEREAS, since 1965, SUNY Sullivan has awarded more than 14,500 degrees to graduates, most of whom have established meaningful careers throughout Sullivan County; and
WHEREAS, SUNY Sullivan was ranked number one among New York State community colleges in 2021 by Intelligent.com; and
WHEREAS, the college has been ranked one of the Top 10 community colleges in New York State by both BestColleges.com and EDSMart.org; and
WHEREAS, the cost of tuition is often a barrier that prevents students from enrolling in college; and
WHEREAS, more than one in ten people who have student loans, continue to owe on those loans for over ten years. ...

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