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As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we reflect on the enormous contributions of Asian Americans and share their culturally rich history. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, with more than 23 million it total. However, API individuals, communities, and businesses have been disproportionately impacted by discrimination and criminal acts that have only been exacerbated by the pandemic in recent years. Now more than ever, we need to stand united as Americans against anti-Asian racism.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2022 Scholarships

May 25, 2022
by Liz Montenegro
As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we reflect on the enormous contributions of Asian Americans and share their culturally rich history. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make
The   Voyager Scholarship was implemented by the Obamas in partnership with Brian Chesky, Co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, who donated $100 million to this program. The mission of this scholarship is to help students pursue careers in public service and solve some of our world’s greatest challenges. The Voyager Scholarship provides students access to education and travel opportunities to help expand their horizons and bring about significant change. During this scholarship’s first year, and it is estimated that 100 college juniors will receive up to $50,000 to cover tution and educational expenses, plus up to $30,000 in international travel stipends and credits. Recipients have the option to renew as seniors.

The Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship for Public Service

May 18, 2022
by Liz Montenegro
The Voyager Scholarship was implemented by the Obamas in partnership with Brian Chesky, Co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, who donated $100 million to this program. The mission of this scholarship is to
What is 4-H? 
Reaching over 6 million children and teens nationwide, 4-H is America’s largest youth development organization. Founded over 100 years ago, 4-H offers a wide variety of programs for young people in the areas of science, agriculture, health and civic engagement. Currently, there is at least one type of 4-H program available in every county and parish across the U.S.

4-H Youth In Action Scholarship

March 23, 2022
by Liz Montenegro
What is 4-H? Reaching over 6 million children and teens nationwide, 4-H is America’s largest youth development organization. Founded over 100 years ago, 4-H offers a wide variety of programs for
With graduation just a few short months away, high school seniors all over the country are anxiously waiting to receive the highly-anticipated regular decision notifications from their prospective colleges. After months of preparing college applications, the wait is almost over for the class of 2022.

College Regular Decision Release Dates 2022

March 18, 2022
by Liz Montenegro
With graduation just a few short months away, high school seniors all over the country are anxiously waiting to receive the highly-anticipated regular decision notifications from their prospective
Across the country, the demand for student mental health services has surged in light of pandemic challenges. Over the past few years, students' pre-existing conditions of anxiety, depression, PTSD and suicidal ideation have only been exacerbated by the pandemic, and minority students have been disproportionately affected by these challenges. While many colleges have not been able to keep up with the rising mental health crisis among its students, others are stepping up its efforts to build a more supportive, nurturing environment on its campuses.

Counseling Scholarships for Minority Students

February 9, 2022
by Liz Montenegro
Across the country, the demand for student mental health services has surged in light of pandemic challenges. Over the past few years, students' pre-existing conditions of anxiety, depression, PTSD
Black communities in the U.S. were among the hardest hit by the coronavirus. Infection rates and financial losses were on average were higher in Black communities compared to white communities. Black students take on more student debt than their white peers, and are more likely to struggle to pay their debt off. To give their outgoing and incoming students a leg up financially, some Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have announced student debt forgiveness for their graduating classes and lowered tuition for students enrolling Fall 2021.

HBCUs Forgiving Student Debt and Lowering Tuition

June 8, 2021 11:45 AM
by Izzy Hall
Black communities in the U.S. were among the hardest hit by the coronavirus. Infection rates and financial losses were on average were higher in Black communities compared to white communities. Black
Earlier this week the University of California system agreed to remove SAT and ACT test scores entirely from their admissions and financial aid process. This decision is the result of a court case that the UC schools lost and will affect all nine UC campuses across the state of California.

No More SAT or ACT at University of California Schools

May 20, 2021 10:50 AM
by Izzy Hall
Earlier this week the University of California system agreed to remove SAT and ACT test scores entirely from their admissions and financial aid process. This decision is the result of a court case
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