Deadline: May 31st, 2012
HS (9th-12th) - Discus Awards College Scholarship is available to high school students who are planning to attend college. To be considered, you must demonstrate leadership/excellence in three of the following categories: academics, arts, athletics, community service, faith, government, green, technology, work, or another achievement. Website: http://www.discusawards.com/scholarship-info.
HIGHLIGHTED ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Friday, May 4th, 2012
HS Juniors- The Phoenix Scholars - The Phoenix Scholars program is structured to equip first-generation, low-income, and/or minority students with the appropriate resources for success during the college admission and scholarship season. It is their goal to make college education equitable across racial and socio-economic lines. The program targets rising high school seniors who have overcome challenging circumstances and are motivated to attain a higher education beyond high school. Students accepted into the program will be partnered with a mentor at Stanford University upon acceptance. The relationship between mentor and mentee will provide them with free college admissions counseling, personal statement editing, and scholarship application support throughout the months of July 2012 to May 2013 via (over the phone, email, and/or Skype). Eligible juniors must have a minimum of a 2.7 GPA, be a CA resident, First Generation College going and have a minority background. Mentors are highly trained and experienced undergraduates at Stanford University who have the desire to help younger generations going through the same college admissions and scholarship process. Spots for the program are limited. Website: http://phoenixscholars.org/.
Friday, May 18th, 2012
*Contact David Flores, Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid to schedule school site presentations: P: 626.302.4428 F: 626.302.1440 [email protected]
MS & HS (6th–12th) Academy of Business Leaders (ABL) Summer Business Institute –ABL targets high potential, low opportunity students, ages 10 to 19 years old from inner city middle & high schools. SBI participants are hosted on the campuses of USC, Cal State LA, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Fullerton, UCLA, and LMU. Students are provided with over 225 hours of instruction by MBA professionals and are lectured daily by prominent corporate and civic leaders. In addition, they participate in college preparation workshops, receive 30-40 hours of mentoring, and participate in weekly fieldtrips to over 21 Fortune 500 corporations where they meet with senior executives in boardrooms and learn about their fields of expertise. At the end of the program students present and pitch their business plans in PowerPoint format to a panel of distinguished business leaders and are awarded over $20,000 in prizes. Furthermore, students engage in lessons in personal finance, leadership development, core values, career development, and pre-college planning. Website: http://www.goabl.org.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
HS (9th, 10th, 11th) - Riordan Scholar Program – First generation college bound HS students who have a minimum of a B average are eligible for this leadership and business focused program. Selected students are required to attend 8 Saturday sessions at UCLA’s Anderson Business School. All program materials are provided free for Riordan Scholars. Website: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x31778.xml#faq2.
Nicole P. Murphy
Director of College Success
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
1940 S. Figueroa Street, LA, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 943-4930 x1021
Fax: (213) 943-4931
Cell: (310) 200-2443