• Summer Bridge Combats Summer Melt

    Summer melt is the phenomenon where incoming college freshmen don’t enroll in classes the fall after they are accepted into college. A number of factors may play into that decision, but one of the main reasons is students lack a knowledgeable guide to help navigate the transition to college. Many don’t know what the next […]

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  • Staying on track with College Possible

    During a “normal” academic year, Natalia (Nat) and her College Possible coach, Kate, would be celebrating Nat’s decision to enroll at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in person. However, even during a pandemic, their enthusiasm for Nat’s college decision is apparent. “I am excited to go to Urbana because they have a great engineering […]

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  • College Possible National Receives $946,000 in AmeriCorps Funding

    College Possible National announced that it has received $946,000 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs. This grant will support 95 AmeriCorps members who will allow College Possible to expand its efforts to coach students from low-income backgrounds to […]

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  • Record number of students in College Possible awarded the Buffett Scholarship to use in Nebraska

    This year, a record number of students in College Possible received The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship. Eighty-eight seniors from 10 metro high schools were awarded. The Buffet Scholarship is open to residents of Nebraska and includes full tuition, fees, books, room and board, personal expenses and transportation. Awardees are determined based on financial need, academic […]

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  • Don’t Let COVID-19 Limit Access and Completion of College

    Written by College Possible Oregon board of director members, Ken Thrasher and Scott Dawson. COVID-19 has further illustrated the impact from growing wealth disparities in America. Now more than ever, Oregon cannot afford to further this gap by turning our backs on highly motivated high school and college students who come from historically underserved backgrounds. […]

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  • College Possible Philadelphia Welcomes New Executive Director

    College Possible Philadelphia is pleased to announce Dia Williams Adams as its new executive director. In this role, Williams Adams will be responsible for guiding College Possible Philadelphia in its mission to make college admission and success possible for students from low-income backgrounds. Williams Adams joins College Possible Philadelphia from Virtua Health Foundation where she […]

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  • College Possible Oregon Welcomes Emielle Nischik as New Executive Director

    College Possible Oregon is pleased to announce Emielle Nischik as its new executive director. Nischik will be stepping into outgoing Executive Director Julie Mancini’s role following a two-month transition period. “I am delighted to welcome Emielle into the executive director role at College Possible after more than four years serving as our director of development […]

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  • Legacy Health Awards College Possible Oregon Three-Year Grant

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges. Having consistent funding means a great deal to our organization, which is why we are pleased to announce that College Possible Oregon has been awarded the Community Health Grant from Legacy Health. The grant provides $50,000 of support to our Flagship high school program for three-years. This funding […]

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  • Demonstrating perseverance and selflessness, two students in College Possible will receive 2020 D.J.’s Hero Awards

    The Salvation Army announced this year’s recipients of the annual D.J.’s Hero Scholarship. Two are seniors students in College Possible. Amari Walls of Omaha North High Magnet School and Davina Oludipe of Papillion – La Vista High School, both Class of 2020, were selected as scholarship recipients. Each were nominated by their College Possible coach […]

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    “Making it through college, a step that people think is impossible for students with backgrounds like mine, is the most amazing thing.”

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    “If I could describe my experience as a college student in one word—it would be ‘amazing!'”

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