UP THROUGH

EDUCATION

To nurture the potential of our country’s future leaders, activists and philanthropists, ALL WAYS UP established a scholarship program in 2009, focused on youth who, without financial support, might otherwise be unable to obtain a college education. To date, ALL WAYS UP has provided over $3 million in scholarships to more than 600 students.

ALL WAYS UP SCHOLARSHIP

 

The primary focus of ALL WAYS UP is to help motivated students with
demonstrated financial need turn their dreams of a college education into reality. Applications for the ALL WAYS UP Scholarship are open to eligible students during the spring of their senior year of high school. The students receive up to $2,500 per year to assist with college-related expenses that are not covered by financial aid. Provided that the students meet certain requirements, the scholarships are renewable while the students are enrolled in college. 

IMPORTANT DATES IN THE
APPLICATION PROCESS

2021 SCHOLARSHIP

The 2021 Scholarship Program is by invitation only. Check back in the Spring of 2022 for updates.

 

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

To be considered for this scholarship, all applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have lived at a Section 8 property for at least one (1) year OR be nominated by an ALL WAYS UP Charity Partner
  • Be a senior at an accredited high school
  • With limited exceptions, have maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative high school grade-point-average (GPA) on a 4.0 grade scale
  • Plan to enroll in a four-year accredited university pursuing their first bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be available to attend a one-day welcome event in Los Angeles


Student motivation plays a critical role in the selection process. The following is a list of factors we consider in making our selections, giving priority to students who demonstrate the greatest drive to succeed:

  • GPA
  • Leadership skills
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Financial need 
  • Desire to change their life trajectory, uplift their community, and/or make an impact on the world;
  • Skilled public speaker;
  • Dynamic and well-rounded;
  • Ability to persevere through difficult challenge(s); and
  • Growth mindset

MEET OUR SCHOLARS

 

We are pleased to announce the recipients of 2019-2020 ALL WAYS UP Scholarships! Congratulations to the 60 students who have joined the ALL WAYS UP Class of 2023! Provided they meet certain requirements, these students are receiving renewable annual college scholarships and attended our UP Through Education Summit in the summer of 2019. In 2020 ALL WAYS UP provided one-time grants to 150 rising college freshmen.

ATIKA ABDULHAKIM
University of Colorado Denver


SAMAD ACKLIN
Northwestern University 


JAELYN ALDRIDGE
NC A&T State University 


IMANI ALLEN
Colorado College


SARAH ALVARADO JIMENEZ
Cal State Long Beach


MELISSA AYALA
College of The Holy Cross


EZEQUIEL BAIZA

Columbia University

 

ADINAN BANSE
St. Olaf College

 

ZAHARA BASHIR MOHAMMED
Colorado State University


SAWYER BIESKE
Colorado State University


ELIJAH BROWN
Syracuse University

 

MARIBEL CERVANTES
Harvard University


CHIAMAKA CHUKWU
Tufts University


DESTINY CLARK
UCLA


SILVERCLOUD CLEVELAND
Metro State University of Denver

HENRY GALLARDO
UCLA


MARK GARCIA
UC - Merced


DEXTER GLADNEY
UT - Knoxville


LESLIE GONZALEZ
Yale University


SYLVIA GRIFFIN
Tulane University


JAYLYN HARRISON
Southern U. and A&M College 


ANDREW HERNANDEZ
USC


KATHERINE COMASIL
Loyola Marymount University


JAKARIUS HILL
The University of Alabama


ELITA KAHEN
Yale University


ESAIE KASONGO
North Carolina Central University


DAMETRIA LAWSON
The U. of Alabama - Birmingham


YANQING LEI
Wellesley College


CHARLIE LIM

UC - Irvine

 

SINDY LOPEZ
UC - Davis

NIYONYISHU MAGNIFIQUE
UC - Colorado Springs

 

GABRIELA MARAVILLA
Occidental College 


TOROS MARGARYAN
Occidental College


ANTWON MCCLEE
Mars Hill University


NAVAEH MILLER
Ohio State University


ERICA MORALES
UC - Davis


AARIN MORGAN
Cal State Northridge


JACKELINE PERAZA
Barnard College


DEANDRE PERRY
Cal State Dominguez Hills


JULIA PHAM
Colorado School of Mines


AJAH PINCKNEY
Lincoln University 


ALEXANDER PLACIDON
Cal State Northridge


JAN ROBINSON
Baldwin Wallace University


CAMILLA GUZMAN
University of Denver


TYRIQ ROWE
North Carolina Central University

VIOLETA RUIZ
UC - Davis


JOSE SANCHEZ
Georgetown University


EDWIN SANCHEZ HUIZAR
Bowdoin College


SHAMIR SANDERS
Cal State Chico


JUSTIN SCOTT
UCLA


GREGORI SEGOVIA
Cal State Northridge


JESUS SERRANO
UC - Davis


MELISSA SOLIS
UCLA


BROOKE SYOUM
UC - Santa Cruz


SALEEN TAPIA NOVELO
UCLA


CHRISTIAN TAYLOR
Bethune Cookman University


JORDAN TRICE
UCLA


JASMIN VERA BENITEZ
UCLA

 

KENNELL WASHINGTON
Towson University


MARIO WILSON
Colorado College

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