The Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund (LLSF) provides college scholarships to a population of students often overlooked by other scholarship funds in the Greater Houston area. Many of the students have average grades, yet they have a burning desire to go to college and are capable of succeeding if given the support and encouragement they so desperately need.

PUMP started at CSUN to increase the number of URM students who enter Ph.D. programs in the mathematical sciences.  Program Activities include summer and winter institutes, weekly seminars, and research projects. In 2013, they received an NSF Workforce grant to extend PUMP to the other nine CSU campuses in California.

The UCF McNair Scholars Program is designed to assist first generation and low-income students, and groups underrepresented in graduate education in gaining admission to graduate programs leading to a doctorate. Of the 169 students who have participated in the McNair program since its inception, 53% identify as Latino.

A partnership between Long Beach City College, the local school district, and university partners began with the philosophy that together their institutions can improve college preparation, increase college access, eliminate financial barriers, create curriculum alignment, and increase college completion while closing the achievement gap.

FOSS was created to provide students with support in their crucial first year of college, setting the expectation for academic success, transfer, and graduation to pass gatekeeper courses at LCC. The program includes a Summer Bridge experience, which focuses on academics, engagement, and financial literacy. Throughout the year students receive advising, tutoring, and mentoring.

The Alamo Colleges District is comprised of five colleges that serve approximately 60,000 students, of which 62% are Latino.  AlamoADVISE, an intrusive, intentional case management model, was launched to facilitate and support student transition from outreach to credential completion.

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington (UW) started in July 2010. CAMP assists first-year college students that come from migrant/seasonal farmworker backgrounds attend the UW and continue in postsecondary education. This past year, CAMP served 52 students, with 51 that identify as Latino.

Sacred Heart Nativity Schools’ (SHNS) Graduate Support Program began in 2004 upon the graduation of the school’s first class of 8th graders. SHNS’s relationship with students continues well after eighth grade graduation, creating a unique support system for low-income Latino youth.

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program works with 160 first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities at California State University Channel Islands (CI). The Priority Pass Program, launched in 2011 within SSS, is a key tool used to track the services received by SSS students and individualize the college experience for students.

This is a two-year program that provides research training to first-generation, low-income and underrepresented minority undergraduates, to place them into respected PhD programs, and to ensure the future success of MARC graduates in those programs. To achieve this, students are provided with a solid curriculum, strong research experiences, career and academic advisement, and experience presenting their data at national meetings.