Who should apply?
Who should apply?Academically strong 10th grade students who are motivated to work with a mentor and come from historically low-income families who lack the experience of a college education. We look for students who are determined to succeed in school and enter college. 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 requirements1. 10th grade students who are:
- attending high school in Sacramento County.
- progressing at grade level with A-G requirements
- planning graduate high school ready for college admission
2. Students who plan to enter college immediately following high school graduation.
- 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 $37,400
- Family Size of 3, Maximum Income of $42,700
- Family Size of 4, Maximum Income of $50,300
- Family Size of 5, Maximum Income of $57,500
- Family Size of 6, Maximum Income of $65,500
- Family Size of 7, Maximum Income of $71,700
- Family Size of 8, Maximum Income of $78,000
4. GPA of 3.0 or higher
5. Students who would be the first in their family to graduate college.
- 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.
Clarification: a 'first generation college student" would be a student who's parents did not earn a college degree. Our goal with this mission is to find students who have both a financial need and are without a family member to guide them on their path to reach and graduate college. A student's status as a "first-generation American" is not factor in our selection process.
6. Motivation to receive mentoring from a professional volunteer.