How it works
Do you show academic promise?
Are you looking for college financial assistance?
Do you have the drive to pursue studies in higher education?
To be considered, students must show academic promise, demonstrate financial need, have a drive to pursue studies in higher education, and be enrolled in Albany, Schenectady or Troy, NY high school as 9th or 10th grader. Parents of students must be supportive of their child’s aspirations.
Students must complete a written application including recommendations from at least two teachers. As a final step, the students must participate in an in-person interview with a volunteer selection committee who reviews all applications.
Attend all classes, events, and weekly afterschool sessions
Take academically challenging coursework
Participate in enrichment activities including community service
Work with an adult mentor