What Can Project Discovery Do

For Students

Project Discovery is more than a club and better than a class. It's a way to meet new friend and develop new skills.

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What Can Project Discovery Do

For Parents

What Can Project Discovery Do

For Educators

For nearly three decades Project Discovery has positively impacted thousands of students in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Sign Up NowProject 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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Ashworth College Provides Scholarships

Project Discovery is proud to announce that Ashworth College is providing three scholarships to Project Discovery students.  Ashworth College is an affordable, on-line college that offers both two and four year degree programs as well as a variety of technical and professional certificates.  Ashworth is also granting all Project Discovery students a 5% discount on tuition.

Find more information about Ashworth College at www.ashworthcollege.edu.


JMU Reports on Project Discovery Effectiveness


Project Discovery collaborated with The Madison Center for Community Development at James Madison University and submitted a program performance report.  JMU reported several key findings:
  • "Project Discovery participants enroll in college at a higher rate than their at-risk peers, both in Virginia and nationally;"
  • "Project Discovery participants . . . graduate from college at a higher rate than their at-risk peers;" and
  • "Students and parents had a statistically significant increase in college knowledge after completion of Project Discovery"
The full report can be found on the Virginia Division of Legislative Services' web site, Report 332, 2016, or can be downloaded from this JMU Study link.


Wesleyan University announces the Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity.  This four-year, full-tuition scholarship will be awarded to the student whose work of creative written expression is judged to best reflect the originality, artistry, and dynamism embodied in Broadway's hit Hamilton.
Intersted students can apply online at wesleyan.edu/admission.  Completed applications must be recieved on or before January 1, 2017.
Intersted students can apply online at wesleyan.edu/admission.  Completed applications must be recieved on or before January 1, 2017.

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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!


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