During junior year of high school, Scholars are selected after participating in a competitive, college admissions-like process which includes submission of an application and interviews – while each Scholar brings his or her own skill set, strengths, and personality to the program. Scholars are selected based on the following criteria:
They have demonstrated a strong academic performance. They have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale or have clearly demonstrated an upward academic trajectory.
They are excited about learning, driven to attend, and motivated to graduate from college.
Their drive and work ethic help create positive changes within their communities and schools; they play an integral role as leaders within their homes through significant family responsibilities.
They value collective effort, embrace opportunities to learn from each other, and strive to make a positive contribution to a team by:
● Treating others with respect
● Demonstrating self-awareness of how one’s words, attitude and responses impact others
● Taking ownership and responsibility for personal actions
● Possessing the maturity and personal integrity to do what is right, despite being in the minority