LAYC’s College Access and Retention programs help high school students prepare for college and succeed once enrolled.

Post-Secondary Success Program helps college students stay in school, thrive while they are there, and graduate. Participants receive a $1,500 scholarship.

New Futures Scholarships support short-term, post-secondary education for low-income DC-area youth. As community partner, LAYC nominates youth for the scholarship, and mentors, supports, and monitors scholars throughout their post-secondary education.


Post-Secondary Success Program

Post-secondary Success ProgramThe Post-Secondary Success Program (PSSP) helps college students stay in school, thrive while they are there, and graduate. While most college access programs strive for college enrollment, PSSP focuses on retention. Students enrolled in PSSP receive individualized case management and mentoring, attend skill-building workshops, and receive a scholarship that can be applied to any college expense.

We are currently not accepting applications. Please check back for updates.

Location

Kaplan Building, 1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC.

Contact

Rosemary Ferreira, College and Career Readiness Program Coordinator, rosemary@layc-dc.org, (202)-319-2225.


New Futures Scholarships

New Futures Scholarships

LAYC is a community partner with New Futures, a scholarship program for short-term, post-secondary education for low-income DC-area youth. LAYC nominates youth for the scholarship and provides mentoring and support to scholars throughout their post-secondary education.

My dream was always to become a nurse. Without the scholarship, I would never have been able to afford Sanz School. As a result, I’ve been a medical assistant for the last two years now and I am enrolling in UDC’s nursing program.” Flor Carranza, New Futures Scholar

About New Futures

New Futures awards scholarships of up to $7,800.00 for Certificate and Associate degree programs to students in the Washington, DC region. For those who are eligible to apply for a second New Futures scholarship, New Futures will award a limited amount of scholarships of up to $7,800.00 for Certificate, Associate and Bachelor programs.

With the scholarship money, I was able to get more than five computer certifications that helped land me the job I have now. I am the network administrator at the Neighbor’s Consejo outreach agency, and I’m in charge of their entire networking system.” Lizandro Diaz, New Futures Scholar

To Apply

Fall 2018 applications are due on September 11, 2018, 5 p.m. to LAYC’s New Futures liaison.

To download the brochure   To access the application

Application requirements:

  • Be a program participant at a New Futures Community Partner
  • Be between the ages of 17-29
  • Be a current student or newly-accepted student at a career/technical school or a community college in the DC-metropolitan area.
  • Have a GED or high school diploma
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have a viable educational and financial plan.

To learn more about the New Futures Scholarship, please visit www.newfuturesdc.org

Contact

Rosemary Ferreira, College and Career Readiness Program Coordinator, rosemary@layc-dc.org, (202)-319-2225.