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 35 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.
To be eligible for the TELACU College Success Program, applicants must: be a first-generation college student; demonstrate financial need; have at least a 2.5 GPA; be enrolled full-time for the entire academic year; attend mandatory sessions throughout the academic year (required only for students attending local area schools); and reside in eligible communities in California, Illinois, New York and Texas. This is renewable upon a 2.75 GPA, volunteering at least 20 hours for community service, and maintaining full-time enrollment. Though open to everyone, priority will be given to applicants majoring in STEM, attending institutions in Southern California and current College Success Program participants.