A great idea – modelled broadly on crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter, this provides an opportunity to connect students with funders for scholarships, tuition fees, courses, etc. For funders (‘philanthropis’), this is a great way to pay it forward for individuals who can fund as little or as much as they like, including the option to create scholarships as well as to choose who they fund, and a nice opportunity for businesses to support potential or actual employees. For students, especially those who fall between the cracks for traditional grants, scholarships and funding schemes, a great way to get an opportunity for education. 

A Canadian site, so none of the worries about privacy etc found on US sites.

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I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor and Associate Dean, Learning & Assessment, at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology, and I teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems. I am a proud Canadian, though I was born in the UK. I am married, with two grown-up children, and three growing-up grandchildren. We all live in beautiful Vancouver.

2 Comments on Scolaris

  1. Dan d'Entremont says:

    Any idea if still exists?

  2. Jon Dron says:

    @Dan – alas, it seems to have died. Many general purpose crowdfunding sites do seem to still be thriving and being used for this kind of thing, though, and one or two, such as Prodigy Finance, do focus specifically on student funding.

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