College Access Programs

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Our staff is committed to providing a nurturing and caring environment to help disadvantaged students overcome academic and financial barriers in higher education.

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Here is a snapshot of universities our high school students were accepted from. These scholars are from our pre-collegiate programs College Knowledge, Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math Science and post-baccalaureate program, McNair Scholars.

In-State/Texas Universities Acceptance

  • Abilene Christian University
  • Baylor University
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Dallas County Community Colleges
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stephen F. Austin University
  • Texas A&M College Station
  • Texas A&M Commerce
  • Texas A&M Corpus Christi
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas Woman's University
  • University of Houston
  • University of North Texas at Dallas
  • University of North Texas at Denton
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Texas at San Antonio

Out of State Acceptance

  • American University - Washington D.C
  • Columbia College - Illinois
  • Columbia University (Ivy League)
  • Dartmouth University (Ivy League) - New Hampshire
  • Dillard University - Louisiana
  • Grambling State University - Louisiana
  • Langston University - Oklahoma
  • New York University
  • Oklahoma University
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Missouri St. Louis
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Southern California
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Yale University (Ivy League)

Class of 2019 Scholarships

Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math Science, College Knowledge, Educational Talent Search
*Total amount of scholarships our students were awarded
$3,708,144

Example of Individual Scholarships awarded

  • Dartmouth College
    $312,000 (full ride)

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman Scholarship
    $288,000 (full ride)

  • Dell Scholarship
    $120,000

  • Terry Scholarship
    $80,000 (Full ride)

  • Gulf Stream Youth Apprentice Scholarship
    $60,000

  • University of North Texas Denton Emerald Eagle Scholarship
    $16,000 (Full tuition)

  • Women LEAD Scholarship
    $10,000