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College Success Program

The College Success Program was created in 1983 to develop and empower new generations of leaders in the communities TELACU serves.

The College Success Program is funded by TELACU and the generous contributions of our partners—corporations, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and individuals—who have joined us over the past 30 years in advancing educational opportunities for our community.

Because TELACU believes that the future leaders of our community must be engaged in meaningful careers that will change the face of our world, our TELACU Scholar cohort in large part consists of young people majoring in the fields of STEM and business. These fields of study are where our Scholars are able to most immediately find employment upon graduation and embark on long-lasting, high-impact careers.

More Than Just Financial Support

TELACU College Success ProgramFaced with the new rigors of college life, the future leaders of our community need more than just financial support during their collegiate years. To help ensure that TELACU Scholars make the successful transition from high school to college and, ultimately, into the workplace, the Program integrates four inseparable components:

  • Financial Resources
  • Academic, Leadership, Personal, and Professional Development
  • College Advisement and Career Guidance
  • Giving Back

Through participation in these work sessions, which is a required component of the College Success Program, TELACU Scholars are equipped to successfully navigate the college experience through study skills and time management workshops, motivational exercises, counseling, and leadership development and training.

Other elements of the College Success Program include:

  • One-on-One Guidance
  • Career Strategy Development
  • Financial Empowerment
  • Professional Development & Workforce Entry Preparation
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Mentoring
  • Parental Involvement

The TELACU Education Foundation reserves the right to make the final selection of Award recipients based upon, but not limited to, the criteria described in our application guidelines.