5. Get on the Path to College!

Getting on the path to college takes a lot of effort and hard work, but don't get stressed about it because we have lots of resources right here to support you along the way. Check out these amazing organizations offering support on the path to college, and information on college scholarships open to to both documented and undocumented students.


Summer Search
Inspiring high school students to become responsible and altruistic leaders. Provides year- round mentoring, life-changing summer experiences, college advising, and a lasting support network to San Francisco, North Bay and Silicon Valley youth.

Students Rising Above
We help each student to realize his or her potential by guiding and supporting them through college graduation, and into the workforce. Bay Area wide, High School Juniors apply the Fall prior to their graduating year.

7 Tepees
The Learning Center, Seven Tepees' original youth program which nurtures students from 6th to 12th grade, and the College and Career program, launched in 2008 to increase the number of first-generation college students.

College Track
We actively engage students over the course of eight years, from the summer before high school through college graduation. Our students join College Track with limitless aspirations and we provide them with a comprehensive program and encouraging learning environment that empowers them to succeed.

College Scholarship Resources
A great way to manage the growing cost is scholarships. Because there’s no single source for scholarship listings, your best option for finding funding is dedicated scholarship search platforms. These sites compile thousands of active scholarships and match you to them based on your unique qualifications. Reviews.com found four that promise to maximize your scholarship potential with large databases, smart filters, application tools, user-friendly design, and educational resources.


A Better Chance
The College Preparatory Schools Program (CPSP) is an academic program that identifies, recruits, places, and supports students of color, in outstanding college preparatory middle and high schools nationally. Click here to see if the school you’re attending participates.

AVID College Prep
For our alumni now in SF public high schools

Junior Achievement Student Center
Information on financial education, and college and careers

EDUCATORS FOR FAIR CONSIDERATION (E4FC)  http://e4fc.org/scholarsprogram.html
Wonderful lists of college scholarships open to undocumented applicants as well as documented citizens and residents.

10,000 Degrees
Great online resource for students looking for all sorts of information on applying and paying for college. They also have onsite mentoring for students in Marin and Sonoma counties.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.




Posted on May 2, 2013 .