Delaware College Scholars program empowers 'locked out' students - Technical.ly Delaware

Access

Jun. 22, 2018 12:55 pm

Delaware College Scholars program empowers ‘locked out’ students

Twenty-five students graduate from a unique college-prep program.

Students graduate from the Delaware College Scholars Program on June 17, 2018.

(Courtesy photo)

Twenty-five rising college freshmen celebrated a different kind of graduation on June 17, from the rigorous Delaware College Scholars program.

The program serves 10th–12th-grade students from under-resourced backgrounds, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college. Graduates spent three weeks, three summers in a row, in a residential cohort-based program at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown. The immersive program includes mentorship, help with financial aid and scholarships, college visits, relationship-building and an intensive reading, writing and discussion-based curriculum.

“Delaware College Scholars provides a unique program that empowers first-generation college-bound high school students as well as those traditionally locked out or marginalized by the system. It is a rare asset to our state, and its students are tomorrow’s leaders,” remarked the graduation’s keynote speaker, Delaware State University Provost Dr. Tony Allen.

Ninety-two percent of Delaware College Scholars have gone on to a four-year institution of higher education, compared to 8 percent of Delaware students from low-income families who attend four-year institutions of higher education across the board.

This year’s graduates are:

  • Javier Aviles, William Penn High School (U.S. Air Force)
  • Derricka Benson, Dickinson High School (Morgan State University)
  • Jadyn Brown, Caesar Rodney High School (Salisbury University)
  • Sephora Cain, Appoquinimink High School (Washington College)
  • Nywel Cheaye, MOT Charter High School(Vassar College)
  • Erin Chism, Howard High School of Technology (Neumann University)
  • Damien Cook, William Penn High School (Johnson and Wales University)
  • Alexis Cope, Mount Pleasant High School (University of Delaware)
  • Delvin Doe, Conrad Schools of Science (University of Delaware)
  • Jordyn Foster, McKean High School (Temple University)
  • Chyna Gibbs, Dover High School (North Carolina A&T)
  • Nyra Giles, Laurel High School (University of Delaware)
  • Nathaniel Hall, Milford High School (Delaware Technical Community College)
  • Ricki Holleger, POLYTECH High School (Delaware State University)
  • Aliana Marrero, A.I. duPont High School (University of Delaware)
  • Temilade Ogunfadebo, William Penn High School( University of Delaware)
  • Simon OrtizMiddletown High School(Cornell University)
  • Erick Ortiz-Rivera, Smyrna High School (Delaware Technical Community College)
  • Yesenia Ramirez-Montaño, Cape Henlopen High Scool (U.S. Army)
  • Tyler Richardson, Mount Pleasant High School (Delaware College of Art and Design)
  • Alexzander Salmorbekov, Concord High School (University of Delaware)
  • Mya Spangenberg, Caesar Rodney High School (Washington College)
  • Nina Spruill, Middletown High School (University of Delaware)
  • Kaliyah Weldin, Dover High School (Wesley College)
  • Emountey White, Delcastle Technical High School (Bryn Athyn College)

Advertisement

You must appreciate accurate, relevant and productive community journalism.  Support this sort of work from professional reporters with seasoned editors.  Become a Technical.ly member for $12 per month -30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

These four teen entrepreneurs have one thing in common

Delaware High School Pathways expand – but coding is still lacking

Wilmington History Society takes on education reform

SPONSORED

Delaware

Join our Technical.ly Match beta, an opt-in alternative to recruiting

Wilmington, DE

CSC

Business Analyst

Apply Now
Wilmington DE

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Hadoop, Big Data Associate

Apply Now
Wilmington DE

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

VP, Kafka Software Engineer

Apply Now

SummerCollab wins national award from Ascena Foundation

Tapp Network joins with TechSoup to offer online courses

Teaching JavaScript, ‘Whac-A-Mole’ style

SPONSORED

Delaware

Win up to $360,000 in funding at the WeWork Creator Awards

Wilmington DE

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

BI Developer

Apply Now
Kennett Square, PA

Chatham Financial

Software Developer in Test

Apply Now
Kennett Square, PA

Chatham Financial

User Experience Designer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Delaware

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!