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opportunity scholarship

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Deadline is June 1, 2009.


The CSO Opportunity Scholarship is a $1,000, four-year renewable scholarship awarded to
first-generation, low-income, and minority college-bound students enrolling at a Center for Student Opportunity college partner.

Scholarship winners will serve as monthly guest bloggers on Center for Student Opportunity’s web blog to share insight and perspective about their transition to college and successes thereafter.

The scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students in class of 2009 (students entering the college class of 2013), enrolling at a CSO College Partner.

Apply here or by emailing to request
an application.



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.

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As a leader and expert in college access and success for first-generation college and other traditionally underserved students, Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization bridging the divide between leading institutions of higher education and those who most need college guidance, preparation and admissions assistance.
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