Eligibility & Application

Do you know a student who is “rising above?”  If so, SRA accepts applications from high school JUNIORS who meet our selection criteria. Click here to apply to Students Rising Above Select Program.  The application deadline is March 4, 2018.

Qualified 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
  • Highly recommended by a teacher, counselor, or mentor
  • Willing to share personal story
  • Live within the nine-county Bay Area

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

Click here to apply to Students Rising Above Select Program