Chegg, the Student Hub, in partnership with bareMinerals Blemish Remedy, today announced Sweet Briar College as the winner of a once-in-a-lifetime visit from “Stand by You” and “Fight Song” singer, Rachel Platten, through Chegg Music 101.
Sweet Briar College amassed the most votes through the online contest. This win has a particularly special meaning for Sweet Briar, which nearly closed its doors in 2015. Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” became the rallying anthem for students and alumnae, who raised more than $12 million in a successful campaign that overturned the previous administration’s decision to close the College.
To celebrate the importance of arts in education, Sweet Briar will also receive a $10,000 grant for its music department from Chegg’s David B. Goldberg Music Scholarship fund. The classroom takeover will take place before the end of May 2016.
Chegg puts students first and is proud to have saved students and their families over $1 billion. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg’s Student Hub makes higher education more affordable and more accessible, all while improving student outcomes. Chegg is a publicly held company based in Santa Clara, Calif., and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit www.chegg.com
About Rachel Platten
Rachel Platten always dreamed of music as a career but never really thought it was possible. Today, Platten is without a doubt an inspiration, with “Fight Song” topping iTunes and radio charts in 2015, and selling more than 2 million downloads in the U.S. alone. Platten continues to inspire with Columbia Records and a major label debut, “Wildfire,” which was released Jan. 1, 2016. She recently premiered a music video for her current single “Stand By You,” another emotional anthem. Most important to Platten is bringing people together through the power of music.
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