Application Eligibility

Who should apply?

Who should apply?

Academically strong 10th grade students from historically low-income families who lack the experience of a college education and are motivated to work with a mentor. We look for students who are in good standing with school administration and faculty, and are determined to succeed academically. A strong candidate would be one who is a community contributor, shows leadership, and is proactive and articulate when advocating for self.

This is an acceleration program, not a remediation program.

Eligibility requirements

1. 10th grade students who are:
  • attending high school in Sacramento County.
  • progressing at grade level with A-G requirements
  • planning graduate high school Spring of 2019
A-G high school coursework informational links: University of California A-G Guide and California State University A-G Guide at CSU Mentor

2. Students who plan to enter college Fall 2019.
  • Scholarships only provided for enrollment in an accredited college that grants Baccalaureate degrees. (also known as a "4-year," Bachelors, B.A. or B.S. degree)

3. Low-income family
  • Financial need verification is required.
  • Family size and income are considered.
      • Family Size of 2, Maximum Income of $36,200
      • Family Size of 3, Maximum Income of $40,700
      • Family Size of 4, Maximum Income of $47,100
      • Family Size of 5, Maximum Income of $53,200
      • Family Size of 6, Maximum Income of $60,200
      • Family Size of 7, Maximum Income of $65,500
      • Family Size of 8, Maximum Income of $70,700

4. GPA of 3.0 or higher

5. Students who would be a 'first generation college student"
  • Neither parent may have graduated with a "four-year" baccalaureate degree
  • Other amounts of college without earning a degree would not disqualify a student.
  • Other family members or siblings attending or earning a degree would not disqualify a student.

6. Motivation to receive mentoring from a professional volunteer.