Top students from low- and moderate-income families can apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program, which provides five years of after-school and summer enrichment to help them prepare for college success. The application deadline is April 14.
Up to 65 students from across the country will be paired with an educational adviser who will work to ensure that scholars are academically challenged and inspired. Successful Young Scholars can apply for a $40,000 college scholarship.
During the summer of 2013, Young Scholars explored topics such as marine biology, cryptology, creative writing, computer science and Arabic, developed leadership skills by participating in service-learning programs and competed in national and international music competitions.
Summer Search offers mentoring, counseling and summer enrichment programs to motivated students from 10th grade through college. Applicants must attend a partner school and come from a low- or moderate-income family. Go here to see a list of Silicon Valley partner schools.
For college bound seniors, go here to investigate scholarships funded by Silicon Valley Community Foundation donors.