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Junior Opportunities

1. QuestBridge - College Prep Scholars Program

The 2019 Questbridge College Prep Scholars Program will open in early February. The College Prep Scholars Program equips academically outstanding, low-income students with their knowledge, confidence and resources to apply to the nations best colleges.  The program is looking for high-achieving high school juniors who exhibit strong personal character and come from households earning less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four), with minimal assets. Most College Prep Scholars are in the top 5-10% of their class and are eligible for their school's free and reduced-price lunch.

Why Apply?

  • Full scholarships to college summer programs at Stanford, Yale, Emory, Penn and more
  • Access to 40 top colleges at a QuestBridge National College Admissions Conference
  • A head start and specialized guidance on applying to college
  • Personalized feedback on your college essay
  • Quest for Excellence Awards, such as laptops and all-expense-paid campus visits
  • and more!

Apply for free online at www.questbridge.org

The free online application is due on March 20, 2019. 

2. LEDA Scholars Program 

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) empowers a community of exceptional young leaders from under-resourced backgrounds by supporting their higher education and professional success in order to create a more inclusive and equitable country.

3. Stanislaus County office of education leadership academy

Stanislaus County Office of Education Leadership Academy is offered to current sophomores and juniors who will be juniors and seniors in the 19-20 school year. The program is an amazing opportunity for students. The information is provided for the students to get the application directly from the SCOE representative or students can stop by the Counseling Center 

4. BEZOS SCHOLARS PROGRAM 

The Bezos Scholars Program selects 17 student and educator pairs from across the U.S. and the African Leadership Academy to hone their leadership skills through launching a community change project. Scholars are teams made up of a student and their educator, who have demonstrated accomplishment, embraced new challenges, and aspire to lead change in their community. Successful applicants are current high school juniors that demonstrate academic rigor, maturity, curiosity, and leadership. 

After being immersed in learning at the Aspen Ideas Festival and engaging in year-long leadership development, Scholars inspire and ignite action in their schools, communities, and beyond. Scholars teams are tasked with developing and executing their own community change project, known as a Local Ideas Festival (LIF). Scholars have taken on a diverse range of issues that are unique to their community and that met an investigated, proven need, such as clean water access, voter registration, STEM education, youth literacy, environmental justice, and health and wellness.

Interested in Applying? Apply Here. Please contact Molly Pencke at mpencke@benosfamilyfoundation.org with additional questions or supporting students in applying. The online Application is due by February 8, 2019.