Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Be from a low-income household
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Be enrolled full-time for the entire 2017-2018 academic year
  • Attend mandatory Sessions throughout the academic year, some will be held on Saturday mornings (Required only for students attending local area schools)
  • California Applicants: Be a permanent resident of an underserved community within the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, or San Bernardino, such as East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Baldwin Park, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, City of Los Angeles, Montebello, Ontario, Pico Rivera, Pomona, South Gate, Santa Ana, and San Bernardino
  • Texas Applicants: Be a permanent resident of San Antonio, Austin, Laredo, Edinburg, or Rio Grande City
  • Illinois Applicants: Be a permanent resident of the Greater Chicagoland Area
  • New York Applicants: Be a permanent resident of the state of New York

Priority will be given to:

  • Applicants majoring in the fields of Business and STEM–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The Foundation prioritizes these disciplines to focus available resources on addressing the need for more professionals in these fields
  • Applicants attending institutions that provide matching funds and/or are located in Southern California
  • Current College Success Program participants