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Project Discovery is a post-secondary access program currently offered through 24 Partner Agencies throughout Virginia in grades 4 to 12. Project Discovery encourages students to stay in and graduate high school and provides resources and tools for students to successfully make the transition to post-secondary education.
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The 1000 Young Men Success Conference
The mission of The 1000 Young Men Success Conference is to inspire 1000 young men to stay in school, plan for success and graduate on time by providing information to contribute to their educational, moral and civic success. To encourage educational success every participant will receive, free, the book, The 7 Winning Ways to College Success.
Help spread the word. Our goal is to reach 1000 young men in Richmond and the surrounding areas. Invite young men ages 13-19 to this free event. There will be free food and prizes. Direct them to website at www.1000youngmen.org
The date is Saturday, April 25, 2015. The time: 10:00am-2:00pm. The place will be the Mt. Gilead FGIM Church at 2501 Mt. Gilead Blvd., in Richmond, VA
Tobacco Region Scholarship Program
The Virginia Tobacco Indemnifaction and Community Revitalization Commission (The Tabacco Commission) has a scholarship porgram for students in Southwest and Southside Virginia. The program provides assistance with tuition for eligible students who are enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree program at an accredited 4-year college or university, whether public or private, instate or out-of-state.
The commisssion will begin accepting 2015-2016 academic year Scholarship Applications in the first week of march 2015. Click the LINK for more information.
Federal Student Aid Office provides FREE Information
Follow this link to a list of publications available for free from the Federal Student Aid Office.
Search any specific publication for a descriptions of the information offered in it. According to the FSA office, the publications most frequently distributed to high school students are:
- Do You Need Money for College
- Funding my Education
- College pre check list
- The Direct Loan Basics for Students and Parents
- My Future My Way – This is technically for middle school students, but it can also be handy for high school students
Remember, these are free for the asking, so this is a good source.
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How you can help
Project Discovery needs your help. Our hardworking and meritorious students can get the grades and study hard, but we need to help them find the resources to pay for college. Listed below are links that will take you to various ways that you can support Project Discovery students.
Project Discovery has access to Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits. A donation of $500.00 or more ($1,000.00 for businesses) can produce beneficial tax credits. Click Donate Now for details.
You can now make donations directly to Project Discovery via PayPal. Click on the "Donate Now" and you will be able to direct your contribution to your local Project Discovery program, the general state-wide program, or both!