College For Every Student Closing the Gap Awards

Posted by College for Every Student on February 9, 2015

College For Every Student is accepting applications from low-income middle and high schools for its Closing the Gap Awards.

Through the annual program, CFES will award grants to five schools to implement programs that help prepare low-income students for college and a career. The award will fully support two schools for three years. Three additional schools will receive grants covering half of their program costs (i.e., $12,500 a year for three years); schools in this category will be asked to find matching support from other sources.

The CFES program provides a framework that allows schools to customize the implementation of three core practices — mentoring, leadership through service, and pathways to college. Volunteers, educators, and other partners who work with CFES Scholars receive ongoing professional development to help them build the program at their school as they become part of a supportive global network.

To be eligible, applicants must be a middle or high school in the United States in which at least 50 percent of the student population comes from low-income households.

See the CFES website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


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