College Access program accepts new students
Do you have a child who is going to be a junior or senior in high school next year? Do they need help planning their post-secondary education?
The Black United Fund’s Think to the Future education program helps provide financial resources and information to local high school students for financial aid, loans, scholarships and applying to colleges.
The group’s most recent addition is the Mentor4Success with the ASPIRE curriculum. The program provides one-on-one mentoring for high school juniors and seniors to guide them through the process of applying for college.
Applications are now being accepted for the various programs the Black United Fund provides. They include SAT preparation sessions to help students study for the SATs. The cost is $10 per student with sessions on Sept. 8, Sept. 15, and Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 27 online at bufor.org.
You also can visit the Black United Fund website for additional SAT sessions.
A Scholarship Writing Workshop, designed to help guide youth through the scholarship writing process, is held Sept. 29 at Warner Pacific College. The instruction gives students the step-by-step tools they need, helps them prepare a scholarship portfolio, and provides them an opportunity to write an award winning essay. RSVP by Sept. 24.
The group’s third annual college fair will take place Dec. 8.
The Black United Fund also awards multiple scholarships yearly thanks to partnerships with the University of Portland, George Fox University, Lewis and Clark College, Reed College, Concordia University, and Willamette University. The application materials are available online.
Looking to give back in the community? The Black United Fund is currently in need of volunteers to help mentor, writers and event helpers. If you want to make a difference in your community and help guide a child towards receiving high education, contact Marshawna Williams at email@example.com.