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Summer Application Institute students receive college acceptance letters

Low-Income Students Get Chance At College

Summer Application Institute Students Receive College Acceptance Letters

Marin Education Fund’s Summer Application Institute celebrated its 7th year of success in getting 50 low-income Marin high school seniors to college. Graduates from the 7th annual Summer Application Institute have begun to receive their acceptance letters from colleges and universities across the region including:

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; California State University, Chico; California State University, Humboldt; California State University, Long Beach; California State University, San Diego; California State University, Santa Clara; California State University, Sonoma; Dominican University of California; Loyola Marymount University; Mills College; Occidental College; Saint Mary's College; San Francisco State University; San Jose State University; UC Davis; UC Irvine; UC San Diego; UC Santa Barbara; UC Santa Cruz; Union College; University of Redlands; University of San Diego; University of San Francisco; University of the Pacific; Whittier College

During the five-day dormitory experience and year-long mentoring program, funded by generous donors who support Marin Education Fund’s charitable mission, high school students learn how to obtain financial assistance, complete the college application process, take part in test preparation activities, and participate in intensive writing clinics geared toward college and scholarship application essays.

“Marin Education Fund believes that everyone should have a chance at college. The Summer Application Institute has been amazingly successful at helping deserving students have a chance at college that they otherwise would not,” said Kim Mazzuca, Marin Education Fund President.

After attending the Institute students are able to leverage financial aid resources into $10,000 per year in assistance on average, which means the difference between going to college or not having the chance.

“Marin Education Fund’s support has made a very important difference to me in my life. I’m in college because Marin Education Fund gave me a scholarship and made me believe that I could succeed,” said DJ Bola, a Summer Application Institute graduate and the first member of his family to go to college.

FACT: 100% of students who attended the 10KD Institute in 2010 went to college that fall.