Gateway to College Program

Grant

  • Type: Foundations
  • Source: Gateway To College National Network
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Award

  • Award Min: $1,000.00
  • Award Max: $450,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown

Timing

  • Deadline: Nov 30, -0001

Eligibility:
Am I eligible to apply for the program? To be eligible to apply for Gateway to College, you must be: •16 to 20 years old •Out of school or on the verge of dropping out •Behind in high school credits (for age and grade), with a history of absenteeism and low GPA •Living in a partnering school district •Reading at an eighth grade level or higher (English proficiency) •Able to complete your high school diploma requirements by age 21 •Willing to make a long-term commitment to work hard to complete high school and progress toward a college degree

Purpose:
New Gateway Network Members Are Selected Through A Rigorous Discovery And Selection Process, Which Includes Meetings With National Network Staff Both At An Existing Gateway Program And At The Applicant College, Submission Of A Letter Of Interest, And A Budget Review. Since Gateway To College Represents A Partnership Between Colleges And Their Local School Districts, The Application Requires The Participation Of School District Leadership. Once Colleges Are Selected, They Immediately Begin Hiring Program Staff Who Participate In Intensive Planning And Training In Preparation For Program Opening The Following Fall. Colleges Use Per-pupil Funds From Their Local K-12 Education Partners To Cover The Cost Of Student Tuition, Books, And On-going Student Support.

Additional Info:
For more information on Gateway to College's replication efforts and the discovery process for interested colleges, please contact Ashley Wilkins, Coordinator, Organizational Development, at awilkins@gatewaytocollege.org. Gateway to College National Network 529 SE Grand Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97214 phone: 971-634-1212 fax: 971-634-1213