Founded in June of 2018, the Eric J. Dalius Foundation began with a single goal in mind: to help deserving students attend university and kick start their careers.
Attending a college or university in the U.S. today can be an extremely expensive endeavor. The average tuition for a state college is almost $10,000 for state residents and upwards of $25,000 for out-of-state residents. For students who come from a lower socio-economic background, this is very likely too much to pay, preventing them from attaining a higher education, ultimately hindering their chances of getting a higher-paying job.
Himself a graduate of the Marketing Program of Penn State University, Eric Dalius saw how valuable a post-secondary education can be. There are a number of invaluable skills one learns throughout their time at college or university and these skills can shape the rest of their life.
Recognizing that financially struggling youth have a lack of options when it comes to affording a post-secondary education, Eric Dalius decided to use his success to help others. Although relatively new, the Eric J. Dalius Foundation has provided several students so far with generous grants towards their tuition. In 2019, Eric hopes to give away at least $50,000 in educational grants to students who demonstrate their need for it and who possess a passion for learning.