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Ted Rollins provides free housing options for students awarded Horatio Alger scholarship

Campus Crest Communities led by CEO Ted Rollins provides free housing options for students who win Horatio Alger Florida Scholarships to college. These students are recognized for overcoming adversity in their lives.

The award comes with a $5,000 prize as well as access to financial aid and scholarship counseling, college readiness help, 24/7 support including crisis response and counseling resources, free housing options provided at 44 campuses around the country, grad school funding and access to peers and scholarship program alumni.Ted-Rollins-scholorships

The scholarship recipients were picked based on their commitment to education, dedication to community service, and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence, according to The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished American, which sponsors the scholarship.

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. bears the name of the renowned author Horatio Alger, Jr., whose tales of overcoming adversity through unyielding perseverance and basic moral principles captivated the public in the late 19th century. The Association, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit educational organization, was established in 1947 to dispel the mounting belief among the nation’s youth that the American Dream was no longer attainable.

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Ted Rollins constructs playground for children’s home

The children at SOS Children’s Village in Barrett Town, St James now have another reason to play outside.

Just recently, they received a new playground donated by United States (US)-based Campus Crest Communities, Inc. The company was co-founded by Ted W. Rollins, son of the late American businessman and entrepreneur John W. Rollins. John, together with Dr Harland Hastings, Johnny Cash and Professor Heinz Simonitsch, founded SOS Children’s Villages Jamaica in 1970.CampusCrest-Tedrollins

A leading owner and operator of student housing properties located across the US, Campus Crest shares a historical link with SOS Children’s Villages Jamaica. Ted Rollins, who serves as Campus Crest’s CEO, always admired his father’s philanthropic endeavors and passion for helping the underprivileged children of Jamaica. Having spent a great deal of his childhood on the island, he witnessed first-hand the positive impact SOS Children’s Villages had on the community. With the passing of his father, Rollins vowed to carry on his legacy by supporting the organization through volunteerism and charitable contributions.

Recently, Rollins arrived in Jamaica to give back to the village that helped shape his future and that of so many other youths. He was joined by his brother Michael, niece Catherine, 11 of his Campus Crest colleagues, and Andrew Johnson, from the nursery at Rose Hall Developments.

Rollins worked side-by-side with SOS Villagers to construct a new 3,200-square foot playground. A few hours, some teamwork and 2,500 bags of rubber mulch later, the sound of clanging hammers and wrenches was replaced by children’s laughter as the playground was complete.

Corporate generosity is not new to Campus Crest. The company also provides housing to Horatio Alger scholars who chose to attend universities where Campus Crest operates student housing communities. The Horatio Alger Association, another worthwhile cause championed by Ted and The Rollins Family, is an organization devoted to honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals who have succeeded in spite of adversity.

Several of SOS Village children have been recognized as Horatio Alger scholars, including Suny Maritime Engineer Markham Laird and Biochemist Dr Steven Bahado-Singh.

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Ted Rollins Focuses on Creating a Lifestyle and Atmosphere That is Unmatched

While other student housing complexes may have similar facilities, Campus Crest does things a little differently. CEO Ted Rollins along with Mike Hartnett, co-founder and chief investment officer, focus on creating a lifestyle and atmosphere that is unmatched.

Campus Crest Communities, Inc. is a leading developer, builder, owner and manager of high-quality, purpose-built student housing under The Grove brand.

“We want to help others form bonds, inspire change, and be successful,” said Rollins. “Get the residents to feel like they belong to something bigger than themselves. This isn’t just a place to stay; it’s a place to live.”

The brand promise for Campus Crest is delivering an extraordinary student lifestyle experience. Ted Rollins Students

Rollins explains that the student is the heart and soul of Campus Crest and the source of inspiration, dedication and drive.

“Every day, we strive to go above and beyond to provide unparalleled service to them, their parents and the institutions they attend. With each class that graduates, we are helping build the future and we take that responsibility very seriously,” Rollins said.

Both founders have a strong commitment to helping others through the Horatio Alger Association. Horatio Alger inspired young people to believe in the American dream. He felt if someone worked hard enough and never gave up, they could achieve anything they wanted.

Campus Crest awards three four-year housing scholarships at each location to those who receive the Horatio Alger scholarship. http://www.horatioalger.com/giving.cfm

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At a special Horatio Alger Association Event Honoring his late father John W. Rollins, Ted Rollins introduced and recognized 2012 Horatio Scholar Will Baker, whose hometown is in Delaware. During the event, Ted Rollins, Holly Rollins and Campus Crest Group made a special contribution to further the Association’s important cause to give college scholarships to deserving young people.

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Ted Rollins Recognizes Horatio Alger Scholar

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Ted Rollins and Campus Crest Donate Housing to Horatio Alger Association Scholars

Horatio Alger Scholars Deanna Keller and Olivia Thain, Campus Crest Founders Mike Hartnett and Ted Rollins at the 65th Annual Horatio Alger Awards Event

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