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- To be eligible a student MUST: 1) Be a teen parent (defined as having a child by the age of 19) and be age 25 or younger at the time of application submission. 2) Be raising or actively involved in their child's life (defined by regular support and care of your child). 3) Be attending - or planning to attend - college starting the Fall 2014 semester in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area (Washington, DC, Maryland or Northern Virginia) and seeking an undergraduate two or four-year degree. 4) Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average. 5) Be a US Citizen or legal US Resident. 6) Submit a coper of their Student Aid Report (SAR) or proof of FASFA submission -- Applying for Aid help can be found on our Scholar Program Description webpage! 7) Be planning to take a minimum of 6 credits each semester.
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REDUCING POVERTY ONE FAMILY AT A TIME BY PROVIDING DIRECT SPONSORSHIPS AND ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING TO TEEN PARENTS WHO ARE PURSUING COLLEGE DEGREES IN THE WASHINGTON, D.C. METRO AREA.
Generation Hope is the only community-based nonprofit organization solely focused on college completion for teen parents in the D.C. area and is a rarity across the United States. In fact, Generation Hope has been recognized by The Washington Post,"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," and "The Steve Harvey Show" for its innovative work.
Founded in 2010, Generation Hope selects teen mothers and teen fathers who have displayed academic achievement and a desire to go to college to become Scholars in the Generation Hope Scholar Program. Teen parents are often dismissed by school officials and others when it comes to their potential to pursue higher education. Generation Hope presents college-readiness workshops in the community throughout the year to identify and recruit promising students to our program. Once accepted, Generation Hope provides each Scholar with two supports that we believe increase the likelihood that they will obtain their college degree; up to $2,400 per year in tuition assistance and one-on-one mentoring. Additionally, Scholars receive an increased network of support from the extended family that the program provides to them and to their young children. This support stays with Scholars until they earn their two or four-year degree.
Generation Hope's Scholars are among the most ambitious and driven college students you will ever meet. They are all parenting while pursuing two and four-year degrees. Incoming Scholars have an average 3.5 GPA, with 70% of Scholars increasing their GPA's after just one semester in Generation Hope's program. Generation Hope's recent 2013 Scholar class consisted of 13 amazing young women, and continues to have amazing Scholar applicants. A link to past, present, and future Scholars' amazing stories can be found right here! http://supportgenerationhope.org/meet-our-scholars
Generation Hope Sponsors directly invest in our Scholars with both their time and financial giving. Their generosity has provided $25,000 in college tuition support to these young parents and have taken an active part in mentoring them in their journey to become college graduates. We are seeing the fruits of this investment -- 70% of Scholars increased their GPA after just one semester in our the Scholar Program. Generation Hope's incredible Sponsors are investing time, energy and resources in ensuring that teen parents have the same chances at a college degree and success as their peers.
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