This fund provides college scholarships for Latino students who have completed SLI’s intensive three-year program and are accepted to college but lack sufficient funds to matriculate.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Higher education is out of reach for many talented Latino/a graduates from undersourced high schools who lack the financial resources to attend college and do not qualify for loans and other scholarship assistance. SLI provides counsel and special programming to improve their chances for admission to college. SLI's scholarship fund makes their attendance affordable.
How will this project solve this problem?
Students participate in an early college Poverty and Pluralism course alongside their mentors that exposes them to college work, complete self-designed structured volunteer service, receive SAT and ACT training to enhance test taking abilities.
Potential Long Term Impact
Providing promising Latino students with college education gives them the tools to succeed in college and assist their communities. This is critical to prevent the Latino population from forming a permanent underclass in society.
Total Funding Received to Date: $14,100
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $14,100 . The original project funding goal was $142,000.