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SchoolLocationProgramWebsiteDescription
Percentage of need met
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Schools that meet 80% OR MORE of financial need, are competitive, and are interested in kids just like you!
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AmericanDCSTEP
http://www.american.edu/ocl/cdi/STEP.cfm
summer transition enrichment program: 7 week program before classes start - includes summer classes, seminars. Tuition/textbooks/housing covered on acceptance to the program, application required
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BabsonMAnothing special
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BCMA
OTE (Options Through Education)
http://www.bc.edu/offices/ahana/programs/as/ote/otefaq.html
summer transition program for admitted students, no additional application needed, free
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list of scholarships for AHANA students
http://www.bc.edu/offices/ahana/scholarships.html
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Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center
http://www.bc.edu/offices/ahana/about.html
resources for BC students including mentoring, counseling, tutoring
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Carnegie Mellon
PA
list of academic support programs for all students, incl. tutoring/help with specific classes
http://www.cmu.edu/acadev/programs/index.html
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Case Western Reserve
OhioDUCES
https://students.case.edu/programs/duces/
support system for admitted students, academic support, networking
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SEEKNYCUNY
http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/seek/
CUNY program- tutoring, summer program, counseling
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ACES
http://www.case.edu/aces/undergraduate-research/
summer research program for students (who are already in college) in science or engineering, do not have to attend CWRU, includes stipend
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Holy CrossMA
The Passport Program
http://www.holycross.edu/support-and-resources/academic-services-and-learning-resources/passport-program-0
summer bridge + academic and peer mentoring throughout the year
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Connecticut College
CTUnity House
https://www.conncoll.edu/campus-life/unity-house/programs-and-services/
various programs including summer bridge (Genesis) and student groups for minority/underrepresented students
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DuquesnePA
Office of Multicultural Affairs
http://www.duq.edu/life-at-duquesne/student-services/multicultural-affairs/programs-and-services
various programs including 1st year transition program, professional mentoring
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Fairfield University
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Franklin and Marshall
PA
Gray Scholars Program
http://www.fandm.edu/admission/special-opportunities
need-based financial aid to underrepresented students + other opportunities; not a lot of info on their website
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LehighPA
Summer Scholars Institute
http://studentaffairs.lehigh.edu/oma/summer
3-week summer prep program for incoming freshman, including academic mentoring, social/residential info, free!
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LEAPS Program
https://outreach.lehigh.edu/content/leaps-program
retention program, including workshops and trainings
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STAR Academy
https://outreach.lehigh.edu/content/star-academy
summer program for high school students from Bethlehem Area School District only
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GWUDC
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George MasonVA
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Georgetown University
DC
georgetown.edu
meets 100% of demonstrated financial need, special program for first-gen students
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GettysburgPA
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HartwickNYSOAR
http://www.hartwick.edu/SOAR
have to be accepted to Hartwick before applying to SOAR! summer bridge program- academic credit, workshops, mentoring, academic support throughout year, free but competitive (only 10 students)
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JuniataPAPLEXUS
http://services.juniata.edu/diversity/PlexusFellowship.html
mentoring for AHANA students
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SienaNYHEOP
https://www.siena.edu/admissions/information-just-for-you/higher-education-opportunity-program/admission/
NY State resident; summer program, tutoring, mentoring, counseling
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McDanielMD
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Mount HolyokeMA
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Roger WiliamsRI
Diversity Leadership Program
http://www.rwu.edu/campus-life/gender-culture/intercultural-center/diversity-leadership-program
mentoring for minority students, includes early move-in/orientation
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StonehillMA
ALANA- A Brothers and Sisters Leadership Program
http://www.stonehill.edu/offices-services/intercultural-affairs/alana-a-leadership-program/
mentoring
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RosemontPABridge Program
http://www.rosemont.edu/campus-life/student-services/academic-support/bridge-program.php
summer college readiness program for admitted students, invite only
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ACT 101
http://www.rosemont.edu/campus-life/student-services/academic-support/act-101.php
peer mentoring
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TrinityCTPRIDE
http://www.trincoll.edu/StudentLife/Diversity/pride/Pages/default.aspx
social and academic support for freshmen
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WheatonMA
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WheatonIL
http://www.wheaton.edu/Admissions-and-Aid/Undergrad/Financial-Information/Multicultural-Scholarships
list of scholarships for Latino/African-American students
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Villanova
PA, MD students only
Academic Advancement Program
https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/studentlife/multiculturalaffairs/services/aap.html
Students residing in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland are eligible for the AAP program. Admission and resource program designed especially for highly motivated students with strong academic credentials but who may not meet all of the criteria for regular admission to the University.
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PA
https://stars.aashe.org/institutions/villanova-university-pa/report/2014-11-25/PA/diversity-affordability/PA-8/
Villanova offers a number grants to need-based and/or underrepresented groups to be used towards tuition costs. These opportunities include:
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• The Villanova/Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program awards five partial scholarships per year to academically outstanding undergraduates who are the first in their families to attend college, and demonstrate a financial need.
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• The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund has been instituted for the purpose of providing need-based scholarship assistance to those who have extensive personal interest, involvement and experience in the Hispanic/Latino culture. This fund helps to cover part of the tuition costs.
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• The Hovnanian Scholarship provides funding to undergraduate students of Armenian descent to attend Villanova University on a full-time basis.
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• The Denise McNair Memorial Scholarship provides full tuition for eight consecutive semesters to an entering freshman who is a U.S. citizen from a traditionally underrepresented population, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and is committed to family, religious faith, peace and justice.
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• The Precision Castparts Corp (PCC) Scholarship and Support Program provides two scholarships a year to students from Archbishop McDevitt High School that fall into traditionally underrepresented categories: the four protected racial/ethinc groups, first generation or Pell Eligible. In addition to providing the students with the funds to attend Villanova University, all of the students have a paid internship on breaks and during the summer. Additionally, PCC provides the funds for one full graduate assistant to work with Sophomore retention efforts.
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College Weekend is a rare opportunity given to underrepresented students to gain full exposure to the college experience. This interactive program is for three days and two nights. During this weekend high school juniors (spring) and seniors (fall) will reside with current students while partaking in the academic side of college which includes SAT prep classes, essay writing classes, and financial aid/admissions presentations and the social side which includes a cultural program on campus such as Diwali, Heritage, or MSL Night.
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Washington and Lee
VA
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Cedar Crest College
PAwomen only
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Clarkson University
NY residents only
Arthur O. Eve HEOP
http://www.clarkson.edu/pipeline/programs/heop.html
Clarkson HEOP students have access to a significant student-centered support system, including the Summer PRE-freshman Experience (SPREE), and academic-year guidance and support.
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The Academic Success Program to Improve Retention and Education (ASPIRE)
http://www.clarkson.edu/pipeline/programs/cupo.html#aspire
Provide four-year scholarships to academically talented, financially needy women and minority students in STEM majors.
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Hobart and William Smith
NYAOP
http://www.hws.edu/admissions/finedu_opprograms.aspx
Academic Opportunity Programs, including HEOP--tutoring, financial aid, summer institute, academic/social counseling
good study abroad programs
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Trustee Scholars Program
http://www.hws.edu/admissions/trustee_scholars.aspx
full tuition scholarship program for 1250 (CR/M), top 10% of class, 3.7+ GPA
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MansfieldPA
Gateway program
http://www.mansfield.edu/gateway/
6-week summer program for new college students-
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Niagra
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RowanNJRowan Select
http://www.rowan.edu/home/undergraduate-admissions/applications/alternative-paths-admission/rowan-select
summer program/academic advising for students who did not meet Rowan University's admissions criteria @ no cost to students
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Rowan Choice
http://www.rowan.edu/home/undergraduate-admissions/applications/alternative-paths-admission/rowan-choice
partnership between community college/Rowan University
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St. VincentPAscholarships
https://www.stvincent.edu/Admission_and_Aid/Undergraduate/Costs_and_Financial_Aid/Grants_and_Scholarships/
out of state grants, need-based grants, first generation grants available in addition to merit-based scholarships
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WidenerPA
http://www.widener.edu/campus_life/resources/multicultural/programs.aspx
pre-orientation program and PRIDE peer mentoring
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Eastern Connectiut State univ
CTSTEP/CAP
http://www1.easternct.edu/stepcap/program-overview/
alternate admissions program- 6 week summer program
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Schools that have specific programs that we know about which will give you free or hugely reduced tuition!!!
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Brandeis MATYP
http://www.brandeis.edu/acserv/typ/
College transition program; requirements: Each applicant must submit the following materials by the posted deadline:

Completed Common Application including the Brandeis Supplement (be sure to check the MKTYP box).
Official copy of all high school transcripts and/or GED certificate.
Official copy of SAT or ACT scores and TOEFL scores, if applicable.
Official transcript(s) for any course(s) taken at the post-secondary school level.
Three letters of recommendation, preferably from teachers, mentors, employers, etc.
A 400-word essay about what makes you a good candidate for the MKTYP (in place of the personal statement).
A copy of your U.S. Permanent Resident Visa (Green Card) if not a U.S. citizen.
A complete CSS Profile.
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BardNYBEOP
http://www.bard.edu/beop/about/
scholarships and support for students - both NY residents and out of state
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Salem StateMA
Summer Bridge Academy
http://www.salemstate.edu/academics/2456.php
The Center for Academic Excellence offers the Summer Bridge Academy (SBA) to aid high school graduates in achieving academic success in college. We believe that all students should master basic academic skills to achieve their educational goals. Some students need to develop these skills before enrolling in college, and therefore are required to participate in the SBA. SBA is designed to give students the tools and resources they need to be successful at Salem State University.
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http://www.salemstate.edu/academics/2425.php
Salem State also has a number of programs for academic success for students including: academic advising, peer mentoring, supplemental instruction
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STEP - Student Transition and Engagement Program
https://www.salemstate.edu/25854.php
first year mentoring and advising program supported in part through the Massachusetts College Access Challenge Grant. The program serves up to 75 students at Salem State University.Through STEP, students are paired with an academic coach and a peer mentor. Must qualify for Pell Grant and be first time freshman student
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BarnardNYBOP
https://barnard.edu/sites/default/files/bop_fact_sheet_web_13-14.pdf
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Northeastern
MA (open to Boston residents only)
Foundation Year
http://www.salemstate.edu/academics/2425.php
Designed for recent high school graduates and GED completers, Foundation Year integrates rigorous academics with student support services to create an environment where you can be successful in your first year of college.

As a Foundation Year student, you are enrolled in Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies where you earn a full year of college credit. To foster camaraderie and peer-to-peer learning, the program is a cohort model, which means that all Foundation Year students attend classes together.

To be considered for this award-winning, results-driven program, you must:

Live in the city of Boston
Be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate
Want to attain a college degree
Be committed to a full-time college schedule
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Lesley
MA (must be part of participating organization)
Urban Scholars Program
http://www.lesley.edu/undergraduate/urban-scholars-initiative/
scholarships, tuition discount, free books, mentoring, academic advising
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Gordon MA
Clarendon Scholars program
http://www.gordon.edu/clarendonscholars
full tuition scholarship, academic support. Eligibility requirements are : Be a high school senior
Possess an aptitude for scholarship, a steady work ethic, and strong academics
Demonstrate a heart for service through leadership in church, community, and school.
Submit a completed applicaton file by January 1, including:
Online application
High school transcript
Christian Faith Reference
Academic Reference
SAT/ACT scores
Completed an admissions interview. Click here to schedule your admisisons interview.
Attend the Clarendon Scholars day, an invitation-only event for eligible students.
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Bentley MASTEP program
http://www.bentley.edu/campus-life/step-information
The Summer Transition Education Program (STEP) provides college admission support for high-potential students who may have faced academic, socioeconomic, or personal challenges beyond their control.
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Clark MA
LEEP scholarship
http://www.clarku.edu/undergraduate-admissions/why-clark/leep-scholarships.cfm
full ride scholarship and academic assistance program
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BU MA
Trustee Scholarship
http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/costs-aid-scholarships/scholarships/trustee/
full ride scholarship -- requirements: common app, essay, submit official SAT/ACT scores
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CUNY - any 4-year
NY
Macaulay Honors Program
http://www.macaulay.cuny.edu/
Apply for Macaulay, choose your campuses. If you want the scholarship, go for the CUNY that has the lowest scores; Macaulay is hardest at the highest-score school. Is full-tuition; open to anyone regardless of geography.
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DamonNY
Trustee Scholarship
full-ride; ranges from 17K-full ride; get nominated by admissions rep in that area; asked to apply separately
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Syracuse
NY (must be NY resident)
HEOP
http://oss.syr.edu/oss/heop/
Academic services, financial aid opportunities. Admissions process: fill out common app (no additional application needed), fill out FAFSA, fill out CSS profile
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UnionNYAOP
http://www.union.edu/admissions/apply/aop/
The AOP/HEOP programs at Union serve talented students who might otherwise not attend college. These programs are designed to assist students in fulfilling their dreams of gaining a successful college experience by providing individualized academic, personal and financial support.HEOP applicants must:

Reside in New York state
Possess a New York high school diploma or its equivalent
Meet New York State Education Department's economic eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible for AOP, applicants must:
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Demonstrate a need for additional academic and/or financial support
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JHU
MD (must attend Baltimore City public high school)
Baltimore Scholars
https://apply.jhu.edu/financial-aid/baltimore-scholars/
full tuition scholarship program for Baltimore City High School students, eligibility requirements: be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident.
be a graduate from a Baltimore City public high school.
have been a student in a Baltimore City public school for at least 10th, 11th, and 12th grades and have been a resident of Baltimore City, along with a custodial parent, for those same three years.
enroll at Johns Hopkins no later than two years following high school graduation, maintain City residency, and have enrolled in no post-secondary coursework.
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Providence College
RI
Multicultural Scholars
http://www.providence.edu/Admission/tuition-aid/Pages/multicultural-scholarships.aspx
various full-tuition scholarships for AHANA students; no separate application
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RIPathways to PC
http://www.providence.edu/admission/visit/Pages/pathways.aspx
1 day program for multicultural/first generation students and parents to learn more about Providence College, their financial aid, scholarships, etc. Seems like it is free--all you do to register is fill out a form online! Date is Wednesday November 11 from 8:30am-3:30pm
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Wesley CollegeDE
Cannon Scholars
http://www.wesley.edu/academics/programs/undergraduate-programs/cannon-scholars.html
scholarships in STEM fields, one-on-one counseling, interview skills, resume writing. Requirements are: Fill out application form, do FAFSA, personal essay, letter of recommendation from high school STEM teacher, and the following:

1. Have a high school GPA of at least 3.0 (or a Wesley student with a 2.7 GPA).

2. Have an SAT score of at least 1600.

3. Have completed three years of high school English, three units of math (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II) or equivalent and preferably three years of laboratory science courses.

4. Be enrolled full-time in biology, biological chemistry, environmental science or mathematics.

5. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

6. Have financial need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education rules for federal financial aid.

7. Have an interest in math or science as demonstrated by participation in STEM-focused activities such as Science Olympiad or Math League or as discussed in the application essay or letter of recommendation.

8. Students are required to write a one-page essay indicating their future STEM goals and justify why the award should be given to them.
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Hamilton College
NY
HEOP and College Scholars
https://www.hamilton.edu/opportunity/opportunity-program-history
Academic support, counseling, financial assistance, advocacy, personal support programs for both in state and out of state students. The minimum academic profile for potential HEOP/Scholar students is:

GPA 85
HS Rank Top 20%
SAT (new) 1600 (includes writing component)
HS Math 3 years
HS Science 3 years
ACT 21
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VillanovaPA
St. Martin de Porres Grants
• The St. Martin de Porres Grants are reserved for students who have grown up in the immediate Philadelphia and are members of the most underrepresented groups in undergraduate education, including (but not limited to) members of underrepresented racial and ethnic populations, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and students from families in which few or no members have attended college.
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VillanovaPA
Presidential Scholarship
http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/vpaa/orgp/research/curf/presscholar.html
The Presidential Scholarship is a renewable, merit-based award covering full tuition, room, board (up to 19 meals-per-week plan), general fee, and the cost of textbooks for eight consecutive semesters. Presidential Scholars are transformational leaders both on and off campus who have demonstrated a love of learning and a commitment to enhancing both their local and broader civic communities. Villanova Presidential Scholars represent diverse intellectual, social, ethic, and economic backgrounds. Each year, of the 28 Presidential Scholarships, 6 scholarships are reserved for candidates from historically underrepresented groups, first in their family to pursue a college education, and low income (generally Pell Grant eligible) students.
100%
NOMINATE (can be CBO) by December 1, 2015
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