Washington, D.C. July 2019
$10,000 granted to the Equal Education Fund (EEF) which provided five scholarships for their mentorship and scholarship programs to help break down the barriers that many D.C. public high school students face in attending and succeeding in college. This is especially necessary because financial aid packages continue to fall short in meeting recipient needs.
To participate in this program students must:
- Be a second-semester Senior at a D.C. public or charter school
- Be enrolled in the Equal Education Fund Promising Futures Mentorship Program, (which prides itself on activating the positive youth development of its members and helping them navigate adolescence as they transition into adulthood)
- Already be accepted into a U.S. accredited college or university in a four year full time program.
During this year there were six graduating seniors being mentored by EEF volunteers at George Washington University that focused on critical topics such as college essays, interviewing, internships, financial literacy, and social activism, to name a few. EEF strongly believes in the value of peer-to peer education and works closely with mentors and mentees.