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As schools across the country begin to wind down and many high school seniors prepare for their last summer before "the real world", we wanted to take the opportunity to discuss the College Success Foundation. The College Success Foundation provides students with the inspiration, mentoring, counseling and financial support they need to navigate their individual path to college completion.

Sean Owsley recently met with a Rogers High School Senior, Diana Ramirez-Torres, who worked with the CSF to achieve her dreams. Ramirez-Torres is going to the University of Washington and says without the College Success Foundation that wouldn't have been possible. It provided her with a financial boost to make her dream a reality.

But it's not all about finances. There are key mentors in place to help guide students through the often tricky process of applying to a college, finding scholarships, and so on. One of those people is Tammie Shaw, a College Prepatory Guidance Counselor at Rogers High School. She works with students to make sure that if they want to go to college, they understand the path needed to get there.

If you would like more information about the College Success Foundation CLICK HERE: https://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/

You can also show your school spirit while changing a life through education by purchasing school spirit sunglasses! School Spirit Link:https://collegesuccessfoundation.org/710-espn/sunglasses

The College Success Foundation has also teamed up with Albertsons/Safeway to help students go to college. Until May 31 you can donate at checkout to help the College Success Foundation.


On May 24 Spokane students will get together for a College Signing Day. Like the one they have for athletics, but this one is for academics. National College Signing Days, inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative,  celebrates students who have achieved the life-changing milestone of committing to postsecondary education.

CSF-SPOKANE BY THE NUMBERS

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED & SCHOLARS SERVED  
In 2014-15, CSF-Spokane provided scholarships and/or direct service to 755 students from Spokane school districts.
 
In 2015-16, 167 CSF scholars who graduated from high schools in Spokane are enrolled in college.
 
Between 2000 and 2015, CSF has awarded 166 scholarships to 162 unique students from Spokane totaling more than $1 million.
 
Between 2000 and 2015, 2,668 distinct CSF scholars have attended Spokane area colleges and universities. CSF has disbursed over $33.87 million in scholarship dollars to these institutions.
SCHOLAR CHARACTERISTICS
Overall, CSF scholars from Spokane schools represent the following groups:
•    59% are female and 41% are male.
•    40% self-identify as students of color.
•    88% qualify for free or reduced price lunch.
•    65% are first-generation college students.

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