Yardi Systems creates pathway for first-generation success

Property management software company Yardi Systems has established The Yardi Scholarship at UNT through a generous $320,000 commitment.
Yardi Systems’ gift will benefit at least eight first-generation business students, in any degree-granting major, by qualifying them to receive partial tuition, annually, for up to four consecutive years.
“Supporting education is a core pillar of Yardi’s corporate philanthropy.  We believe in the life-changing impact of a college degree, especially for first-generation scholars, and we are thrilled to partner with UNT to help these students achieve their goals,” said Senior Vice President Jay Shobe.
Statistically, first-generation students come from lower income households than their counterparts, giving a Yardi Scholarship the tremendous potential for making a transformative difference on students working to launch their future through the power of education.
“We are delighted to announce the Yardi Scholarship and the potential it will have for our first-generation business students,” said Patricia Gregory, senior director of development for the Ryan College of Business. “We currently have more than 2,600 first-generation students enrolled in the Ryan College of Business, which means there is a large eligibility pool for those who can be impacted by Yardi System’s generosity.”