To support the life-saving efforts of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization which provides medical humanitarian aid to countries around the globe, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions has pledged to donate up to $50,000 to the organization, with the help of college students across the United States and Canada. As part of the “Kaplan for Doctors Without Borders Challenge,” Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions is donating $1 for every prospective graduate, business, medical and law school student, as well as those readying for the medical and nurse licensing exams, who fills out an online form at www.kaptest.com/challenge or in-person at a Kaplan table on campus or Kaplan center, now through June 15. Participating students will receive a short online survey. In addition, all participants in the Challenge will be entered into a drawing to win free textbook rentals for a year through a donation by Chegg.com. Ten winners will be selected and announced in July. Currently, a full-time college student can expect to spend more than $1,000 on textbooks over the course of an academic year. According to a 2005 report by the General Accounting Office (GAO), college textbook prices increased almost twice as quickly as the overall rate of inflation from 1986 to 2004. “Many college students and young professionals are looking for a way to make a difference and help the victims of the humanitarian disasters in Haiti and Chile,“ said Brad Sockloff, Vice President for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. “We are proud to be able to make a donation on their behalf to Doctors Without Borders and assist in their critical work.” Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization founded in 1971 by doctors and journalists in France on the belief that all people have the right to medical care regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. The organization is currently providing vital medical and psychological care in both Haiti, and Chile, as well as emergency medical care in nearly 70 countries.
About Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans FrontièresDoctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care in nearly 70 countries. The organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. For more information please visit doctorswithoutborders.org. About Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions ( www.kaptest.com), a division of Kaplan, Inc., is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings and a complete array of books, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as English language and professional licensing exams. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services. Note to editors: Kaplan is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO)