NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through new partnerships with five of the country's leading scholarship providers, the College Board will expand access to scholarship opportunities earlier in high school to change students' trajectories and help inform their decisions about pursuing college. The American Indian Graduate Center and American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGC and AIGCS), Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF), and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will use information from the PSAT/NMSQT® to expand access to nearly $180 million in existing scholarship dollars to low-income and minority students.
Disclaimer: You might think this is too good to be true. But we kid you not.
Queens College, New York
JIN-XIANG "JX" YU ’14 is already a soprano of note. After only three years of classical training at the Aaron Copland School of Music, she gained admission to the Yale School of Music’s opera department, a program so exclusive that it accepted just six singers this year, giving all of them full scholarships. She also won a 2014 Graduate Arts Award from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation; recipients are eligible for as much as $50,000 a year for up to three years, to cover tuition or living expenses.
Despite having the aspiration, many students who start at a community college never transfer to four-year institutions, let alone finish an associate degree.
January 22, 2015
Community College Daily
Many more community college students could eventually earn bachelor’s degrees if they have the right tools and opportunities to succeed, concludes a report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
By Harold O. Levy
By Lawrence Goodman
Brown Alumni Magazine
Renata Martin ’14, who earned her Sc.B. in December along with roughly 130 midyear graduates, got one of the highest grades in her driver’s ed class at her high school just outside Newark, New Jersey. When she got home, she excitedly told her parents but didn’t get the response she’d expected. “They told me, ‘No, you’re not going to be able to get your license,’” Martin recalls.
If you missed the informational webinar about our Young Scholars Program on January 14 or want a refresher, a recording of it is now available. The webinar focuses on the Young Scholar Program’s eligibility requirements, key dates, and deadlines. Participants also ask questions about the application process and program.