Though she searched for financial aid to support her college education, Yasmine Arrington couldn’t find a scholarship program for a student like her — a teen with an incarcerated parent. So she created ScholarCHIPS which, to date, has supported 88 scholars and boasts 40 college graduates. High school guidance counselors help identify applicants and selected scholars receive annual support — renewable $3,500 scholarships and $1,000 book awards if they maintain good academic standing. ScholarCHIPS also provides one-on-one mentoring, professional development workshops, and a support network designed to help scholars persist in school and graduate. Remarkably, at least 95% of them do, overcoming the financial barriers and social stigma that so many children of incarcerated parents experience. Your support gives these scholars a fighting chance at going to and succeeding in college — and at the lifelong benefits that brings.
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