Program application

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Do you know a student who is "rising above?" If so, SRA accepts applications from hight school JUNIORS who meet our selection criteria. Click here to apply to Stodents Rising Above. The application deadline is March 4, 2017.


Qualifiied students will meet the following criteria:

  • High School JUNIOR (who will graduate from high school in Spring 2018)
  • From a low-income family
  • Demonstrated strength of character in overcoming obstacles not of his/her own making
  • Committed to earning a four-year college degree
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Higly recommended bya teacher, counselor, or mentor
  • Willing to share personal story
  • Live within the nine-country Bay Area


Our selection proces is highly competitive. Each year more than 750 students apply to our program and 100 students are accepted. We encourage educators, community members, and mentors to forward our application guidelines to eligible students.