Grove Scholars Program: Putting Rungs Back on the Ladder

Harvard Business School



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Examines the attempt of the Grove Scholars Program, an initiative of the Grove Foundation of Los Altos, California, to promote access to vocational education and training as well as increase the esteem accorded to this education and career pathway. Initiated by former Intel chairman Andy Grove and his wife Eva Grove, the program aims to have a disproportionate impact in selected communities by providing high-profile scholarships to high school juniors, seniors, and community college students to pay for their vocational education and training at community colleges and other institutions. Key foundation personnel, including the Groves, consider how well they have been performing toward their mission.
Learning objective: To discuss the opportunities and challenges for the Grove Scholars Program to make a meaningful social impact by improving access to and the respect accorded to vocation education.



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