Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Winter 2017 As parents and youth are all too aware, the exorbitant costs of pursuing a higher education are continuing to rise. Throughout the nation, more than 40 million Americans have some amount of student loan debt and the number is growing. In 2015, 71 percent of students who left or graduated from their college institutions did so with an average of $28,950 in student loan debt. JCYC is launching a new scholarship in 2017, which targets students who will enroll full-time in a two or four- year program in the 2017-2018 academic year, the nonprofit’s Human Resources Analyst Emily Thayer said. The scholarship is both need and merit based, and is open to high school seniors who are current participants of JCYC programs. JCYC hopes to benefit approximately a dozen high school seniors in the scholarship’s inaugural year. JCYC will select well-rounded youth based on their financial need, community involvement and academic success, Thayer said. The applicants should be able to demonstrate their community service, leadership skills and extracurricular activities through JCYC and its partner organizations, their neighborhood, school or community. The typical award will range from $500 to $3,000, and will be tailored toward each youth’s unmet financial needs. JCYC will consider the youth’s financial aid package, and will aim to help them reduce their loans and minimize their overall financial burden. In a sense, the new scholarship is part of JCYC’s ongoing efforts to expand its current college access services, Thayer said. The scholarship is an extension of the nonprofit’s commitment to equip youth to enter “the workforce prepared” and to help them achieve their college access goals, Thayer said. Applications will be available to eligible youth in February. Youth will have until March 17 at 5 PM to submit their application, and JCYC will notify applicants in May. The award amounts will be customized and distributed over the summer to benefit the incoming college students for the fall of the 2017 school year. In addition to completing the application form, students will submit an essay, a letter of recommendation, their transcripts, and proof that they have applied for financial aid. For more information about the scholarship, contact Emily Thayer at (415) 202-7916 or at ethayer@jcyc.org. Students can also contact their advisor, employment coordinator or JCYC staff. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Winter 2017, click here.

JCYC Launches New Scholarship To Help

Youth Reduce Debt

NAVIGATION
JCYC’S SOCIAL MEDIA
ADDRESS 2012 Pine Street San Francisco, CA 94115
CONTACT info@jcyc.org Tel:  (415) 202-7900 Fax: (415) 346-1948
Participants visiting San Jose State University
JCYC participants visit UC Berkeley
JCYC Participants celebrating their graduation
NAVIGATION
JCYC’S SOCIAL MEDIA
ADDRESS 2012 Pine Street San Francisco, CA 94115
CONTACT info@jcyc.org Tel:  (415) 202-7900 Fax: (415) 921-1841

JCYC Launches New

Scholarship To Help Youth

Reduce Debt

Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Winter 2017 As parents and youth are all too aware, the exorbitant costs of pursuing a higher education are continuing to rise. Throughout the nation, more than 40 million Americans have some amount of student loan debt and the number is growing. In 2015, 71 percent of students who left or graduated from their college institutions did so with an average of $28,950 in student loan debt. JCYC is launching a new scholarship in 2017, which targets students who will enroll full-time in a two or four-year program in the 2017-2018 academic year, the nonprofit’s Human Resources Analyst Emily Thayer said. The scholarship is both need and merit based, and is open to high school seniors who are current participants of JCYC programs. JCYC hopes to benefit approximately a dozen high school seniors in the scholarship’s inaugural year. JCYC will select well-rounded youth based on their financial need, community involvement and academic success, Thayer said. The applicants should be able to demonstrate their community service, leadership skills and extracurricular activities through JCYC and its partner organizations, their neighborhood, school or community. The typical award will range from $500 to $3,000, and will be tailored toward each youth’s unmet financial needs. JCYC will consider the youth’s financial aid package, and will aim to help them reduce their loans and minimize their overall financial burden. In a sense, the new scholarship is part of JCYC’s ongoing efforts to expand its current college access services, Thayer said. The scholarship is an extension of the nonprofit’s commitment to equip youth to enter “the workforce prepared” and to help them achieve their college access goals, Thayer said. Applications will be available to eligible youth in February. Youth will have until March 17 at 5 PM to submit their application, and JCYC will notify applicants in May. The award amounts will be customized and distributed over the summer to benefit the incoming college students for the fall of the 2017 school year. In addition to completing the application form, students will submit an essay, a letter of recommendation, their transcripts, and proof that they have applied for financial aid. For more information about the scholarship, contact Emily Thayer at (415) 202-7916 or at ethayer@jcyc.org. Students can also contact their advisor, employment coordinator or JCYC staff. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Winter 2017, click here.
Participants visiting San Jose State University
JCYC participants visit UC Berkeley
JCYC Participants celebrating their graduation