TAB was created twenty-five years ago in an attempt to help low-income first-generation students who were not accepted for admission at SF State, take the appropriate classes at the local community college in order to meet eligibility requirements as transfer students.  TAB is unique as an institutional collaboration among a California public 2-year community college (City College of San Francisco) and a 4-year public university (SFSU) in its

The Scholars Academy (SA) is an academically competitive scholarship and mentoring program housed in the University of Houston-Downtown College of Sciences & Technology supporting exceptional minority and female, first time in college (FTIC), first generation, and transfer students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  By providing tuition support scholarships and year-round mentoring

The Medical Spanish for Heritage Learners program (initiated in 2007 with assistance from a FIPSE grant) is an academic minor consisting of four intermediate and advanced level Spanish classes that develop advanced medical terminology in Spanish, medical interpreting and translation skills, and basic understanding of the public health disciplines.  The program has a unique curriculum that is fully articulated with South Texas College and has

Latino Student Services and Outreach (LASSO) is a unit under the area of Student Retention and Undergraduate Studies at Georgia State University. The primary function of LASSO is to promote an inclusive community that enhances the success of Latino students. We seek to recruit, retain, empower, graduate, and advance Latino/Hispanic students at GSU.

There are 16 Grow Your Own (GYO) consortia, 8 in Chicago and 8 in other high need areas in Illinois. The cohorts of GYO Latino candidates featured in this nomination live and work in two diverse, largely Latino neighborhoods in Chicago and attend the College of Education at Northeastern Illinois University.

The Community Scholars Program provides Georgetown students with the unique opportunity to thrive. Community Scholars are carefully selected during the admissions process based on their academic achievement, impressive co-curricular accomplishments, and commitment to the transformative power of education. They are often first-generation college students, and typically represent diverse social, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

In 1971, two Detroit social services agencies, Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development, Inc. (LASED) and New Detroit, Inc. jointly founded the Latino en Marcha (LEM) Leadership Training Program.

STEP 2 is a student support services program that assists transfer students from South Plains College that have completed their Associates of Arts in Teaching at South Plains College and desire to obtain their certification to teach from a 4-year institution.  STEP 1 is to complete the AAT (Associate of Arts in Teaching).  STEP 2 is to transfer to Texas Tech University.  The partnership between South Plains College and Texas Tech College of E

The UNT Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program provides year-round research experience with faculty mentors from various academic disciplines. The scholars collaborate with their mentors to publish journal articles and present research results on state, regional, and national platforms.

The Foreign-Educated Physician-to-BSN Program (FEP-BSN) is an innovative, specialized, first-in-the-nation nursing program where foreign-educated physicians (FEPs) residing in the United States (US) who are either unemployed or underemployed attend an accelerated baccalaureate curriculum that awards them the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and become employed as registered nurses (RNs).