ABOUT OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARS
Center for Student Opportunity’s Opportunity Scholars Program assists highly motivated and qualified first-generation, low-income, and minority college-bound students through the college process to identify and enroll in four-year, student centered colleges and universities that seek to serve and support them.
Opportunity Scholars are exemplary 9-12 grade students generally characterized by the following:
· First-generation college-bound (students whose parents did not go to or graduate from college) and/or
· Limited financial resources (students who seek financial aid and scholarship support for college) and/or
· Underrepresented/minority groups (students who identify as African-American/Black, American Indian/Alaska native, Hispanic/Latino/ and Asian/Indian Subcontinent/Pacific Islander)
· Students taking a college preparatory curriculum at their high school
· Students demonstrate high engagement in extracurricular and leadership programs
Opportunity Scholars are not defined by minimum academic qualifications, as Center for Student Opportunity college partners reflect a spectrum of selectivity to accommodate a diverse pool of student achievement and needs.
More information on the Opportunity Scholars Program can be found here.