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Current Scholars

Congratulations and Welcome to the RS Family!

Fall 2013 Scholars: Amanda, Ashtyn, Dan, David, Kea'Era, Joy, Amanda, Layla

SUCCESS

  • Over 50% graduation rate, dramatically above the 5% national graduation rate of former foster care youth.
  • 40 graduates since 2002, 12 years of success!

 FALL QTR 2013-14 – GPA STATS

  • 12 students earned a 3.0 + GPA
  • 9 Students earned a 3.5 + making the Dean’s List

 STUDENTS

  • Gender Breakdown
    • 44%  Male 
    • 56%  Female
  • Ethnic Breakdown
    • 2%  American Indian/Alaska Native
    • 36%  Black/African American
    • 34%  Hispanic/Latino
    • 11%  White
    • 3%  Not Specific
  • County of Origin (where court case was opened)
    • 76 % Los Angeles County
    • 12% San Bernardino
    • 8 %Riverside County
    • 2% Orange County
    • 2% Sacramento County
  • Common Majors
    • Psychology/Sociology
    • Business Administration
    • Biology
    • Urban & Regional Planning
    • Hospitality Management

 “The guidance provided by Renaissance Scholars is essential to the survival of emancipated foster youth attending college. I believe that a program like this is important because it gives us the support and extra encouragement that we sometimes lack. ”

- 3rd Year Renaissance Scholar

 

“I feel like I belong here and can succeed in college. I’ve also learned that I am not alone, and I have gained a stronger sense of self-confidence and motivation.”

- 1st Year Renaissance Scholar