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 This FREE 8-week program focuses on enriching low-income and first-generation high school students who are applying to college through workshops and one-on-one mentorship. We will also be providing career prep  and laptops/wifi hotspots as needed. We will be meeting every Monday from June 17 to August 5 for 2 hours. Students will walk away with a completed personal statement, knowledge about creating a college list, and an understanding of paying for college through financial aid and scholarships. Click the link below to apply to be one of the 15 students in our fourth annual cohort!

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Este es un programa gratuito y virtual de siete semanas que se enfoca en el enriquecimiento de los estudiantes de bajos ingresos que se identifican como primera generación y que están aplicando para ingresar a la universidad. Esta ayuda se dará a través de talleres y tutoría individual. También proporcionaremos preparación profesional y cualquier otra tecnología que sea necesaria (puntos de acceso WiFi, computadoras portátiles, etc.). Nos reuniremos virtualmente todos los lunes por 120 minutos cada día empezando el 17 de junio hasta el 5 de agosto. Los estudiantes se irán con una declaración personal completa, conocimiento sobre cómo crear una lista de universidades y una comprensión de cómo pagar por la universidad a través de ayuda financiera y becas. 

Take on College sẽ tổ chức Chương Trình Học Hè miễn phí cho 8 tuần dành cho những học sinh
trung học đang chuẩn bị nộp đơn cho đại học. Chương trình này dành riêng cho những học sinh
từ gia đình có mức lương thấp và là thế hệ đầu tiên trong gia đình đi đại học. Những học sinh
được nhận sẽ có người hướng dẫn riêng (mỗi học sinh là một người hướng dẫn) và có thêm viết văn để xin vô đại học, và chuẩn bị cho các cuộc phỏng vấn xin việc và đơn xin việc. Nếu cần, chúng tôi sẽ giúp những dụng cụ cần thiết giới hạn (WiFi Hotspot và máy tính). Chương trình sẽ họp vào ngày thứ hai  từ ngay 17 tháng 6 đến ngày 5
tháng 8, mỗi buổi học khoảng 120 phút. Sau chương trình này, tất cả những học sinh sẽ có một
chứng nhận đã hoàn thành, về kiến thức danh sách đại học và hiểu biết về cách xin học bổng
cho đại học. Nếu muốn xin vào Chương Trình Học Hè này, xin học sinh điền vào đơn.

Summer Fellowship Program 2024

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Program Eligibility:
- Be a current high school senior
- Be a first-generation college student (meaning neither of your parents has graduated with a four-year degree)
- Qualify for free and/or reduced lunch (contact your school counselor if you are unsure, or take a look at the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines)
- Be a resident of the United States or US Territories
-Be able to attend weekly Monday meetings from 2-4pm PT from 6




"Take on College prioritizes YOU. The more effort you place in, the more you get out. Connected to a community of high driven, like minded individuals, I am connected to a long term support system this 2023 college application year and for the future to come!"


"The Take on College SFP is an advisement program that I believe every student should be able to have. Especially First-Generation Low income students. Without this program not only was I able to get the resources and information needed to apply and get ready for college but also I was able to have a support system to fall back upon. With it being in the summer it allows you to give a huge step ahead before those college apps open. I can’t thank this program enough."


"These past few weeks with Take On college have profoundly accelerated my understanding and confidence in the college application process by providing us all a significant stepping stone. During both the SFP meetings and the pod time, there was never a moment where I didn't feel genuinely supported and cared for. All the TOC board members are so amazing and kind, and I am grateful to be able to continue my affiliation with this organization by joining the Grant Writing Committee."


"I honestly went into the fellowship barely knowing anything about college. Coming out of this fellowship, I learned a lot about the college process, life on campus and tips for writing. I was able to ask a bunch of questions and was able to listen to personal experiences from other mentors and mentees."


"Take On College was the best thing I applied to before my senior year started. I felt prepared going into my senior year and working on my college applications with more confidence and understanding."


"Take on College taught me so much and not just about college but also gave me the confidence I was missing for applying to college. I have learned great things through out this program that I will carry on even after college."


"I loved my experience with Take on College! I felt like I came in thinking I knew enough information, just to figure out there was loads more that I needed to know, and now I do! So it was overall super helpful!"


"My experience with Take on College was very positive and have a lot of helpful information regarding the whole application process. Most importantly, helped me decide what my personal statement would be about and helped me narrow down my college list to what would best fit me."

Workshop Topics

  • Making a College List
  • Coalition/Common App 101
  • SAT/ACT Testing 
  • Writing Supplemental Essays
  • Paying for College and Financial Tips
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Finding and Applying to Scholarships
  • Creating a Resume
  • College Interviews
  • Q&A Sessions

We will be providing:

  • One-on-One Mentoring
  • Guest Speakers
  • Laptops (as needed)
  • WIFI hotspots (as needed)

Important Dates

March 15 
April 15
April 22
April 29-May 8
May 10
June 17
August 5

Applications open
Applications close 
Interview decisions
Interviews conducted
Final decisions   
First day of program
Last day of program
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