April 22, 2016
One week ago today, the Give Something Back Foundation awarded 23 9th graders from Bridgeton High School in Bridgeton, NJ, with a full scholarship to one of its partner colleges in New Jersey: Rowan University, The College of New Jersey, Montclair State University and Saint Peter’s University. Congratulations to these students! And read more about the news of their scholarship on NJ.com, here.
About Robert Carr
Robert Carr is the author of “Through the Fires: An American Story of Turbulence, Business Triumph and Giving Back.”
Carr built Heartland from a modest start-up with 25 employees in 1997 into a Fortune 1000 company that today employs more than 4,600. Heartland’s clients range from major retail chains to restaurants to mom-and-pop stores and websites to colleges and school districts in some of America’s largest cities.
In an age of increasing cyber assaults, Carr has led Heartland to become a gold standard in security strategy. After a remarkable recovery from the 2008 international hacking conspiracy, Heartland emerged as a champion in the fight against cybercrime. Carr was recently named by President Barack Obama to a key post on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.
In 2015, Global Payments Inc., an Atlanta-based worldwide provider of payment technology services, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Heartland for $4.3 billion, and Robert Carr announced he would devote his time to work directly with the Give Something Back Foundation, which was started in 2003 and incorporated in 2006.
About The Give Something Back Foundation
The Give Something Back Foundation works with high school administrators and community leaders to select ninth graders who show academic promise and whose family income level qualifies them to receive a Federal Pell Grant. The goal of GSBF is to help students who may not have considered college an achievable option to get the guidance they need to complete a college degree in four years, debt free. For more information visit http://www.giveback.ngo.