As a part of The Elevation Foundation, The Elevation Scholars Program focuses on educational inequality in the United States, primarily in Central Florida. The goal is to prepare high-achieving students from low-income families for acceptance into the nation’s most selective colleges and universities.
Elevation believes that:
- There are academically high-performing, low-income students in Orange County.
- They require unique preparation for the level of college opportunity they have earned.
- This is due, in part, to the daily challenges they must overcome to achieve academic success.
- Absent change, this educational inequality will reinforce a cycle of neighborhood-based poverty.
It IS within reach to change this reality.
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Dec 13, 2017 Posted In Articles
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16+ million children growing up in poverty in US; only 9% of those children will receive Bachelor’s Degree by age 25. A student with a bachelor’s degree earns 65% more in their lifetime than a student who only earns a high school diploma.
Launched in 2013, The Elevation Scholars Program now serves hundreds of students at Orange County’s Title 1 high schools through two main efforts:
- The Elevation Scholars Award – a national level college admissions award provided to high- performing, high-need students who have dreams of attending the nation’s elite colleges and universities
- Winners chosen annually from our four partner schools
- Five years, $20,000 value commitment and award package encompassing holistic support for the applicants’ college needs
- Admissions assistance and ongoing staff support starting after their junior year in high school and continuing through their graduation from college
- Elevation Scholars Club –an interactive space for high-performing students to build their dreams and maximize their college options while developing them into next generational world-transformers. Membership begins in the ninth grade at participating schools and students:
- Gain a significant amount of information, exposure and experiences essential to attain college admissions
- Learn college survival skills from UCF Burnett Honors College
- Connect with local professionals in various fields to expand and clarify career options
- Enjoy new experiences to broaden their horizons
If you would like to learn more about The Elevation Foundation contact Scott Lee at SLee@elevationfinancialgroup.com.