Many Fulfillment Fund students are the first in their families to apply to and attend college. Many have never set foot on a college campus, and traveling out of town to visit a campus may be prohibitively expensive. The Fulfillment Fund's overnight and day college trips empower students with first-hand knowledge of the wide range of choices available to them, and help them envision themselves as a college student.
Destination College – the Fulfillment Fund’s signature, day-long college preparation event - provides high school students who may be the first in their family to apply to college with a multi-faceted view of what to expect at college, and how to prepare to get there.
91% of Fulfillment Fund students in the class of 2011 graduated high school — the highest rate in the Fund’s 34-year history. This fall, 93% of these graduates will attend college, many becoming the first in their family to do so.
Microsoft representatives presented a $250,000 technology grant to the Fulfillment Fund following a month-long campaign in which hundreds of Fulfillment Fund supporters cast votes on the Microsoft Store Facebook page.