I want to be a Student Rising Above!
Each spring, Students Rising Above accepts applications for new students who meet our application criteria. Do you know an exceptional student who is “beating the odds” and dreams of going to college?
Our students must meet the following criteria:
• Strong strength of character
• Have overcome obstacles that are not of their own making
• From a low-income family
• High School Junior (who will graduate from high school in Spring 2014)
• Committed to earning a four-year college degree
• Highly recommended by a teacher, counselor, or mentor
• Willing to share their personal story
• Maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
• Live within the eleven-county Bay Area
All students who meet our eligibility criteria and who have a desire to go to college and earn a Bachelor’s degree are encouraged to submit an application.
Our selection process is highly competitive. Each year more than 350 students apply to our program and roughly 50-60 students are accepted. We encourage educators, community members, and mentors who are committed to helping deserving students go to college to forward our application guidelines to eligible students.
PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for the next class of Students Rising Above has closed. You may apply to Students Rising Above through our online application process again in Fall 2013 for the Class of 2014.
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415.333.4222