The Shenandoah Valley has a large number of Latino students who excel at school and would thrive in college, but do not have the financial means to make their college dreams come true.
SLI's ultimate goals are to promote the academic achievement of high school Latino/a scholars and motivate them to complete high school prepared for college success. The program offers activities that support these goals and foster lasting relationships between mentors and the high school scholars.
SLI students, typically first-generation college students, are academically talented but come from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. SLI provides its students with resources that may otherwise have been unavailable or difficult to access, helping them to graduate from high school and enter college. SLI invests in these students to reward their drive and success, with the hope that they will realize their potential to positively impact their communities.
Your contribution will help the Shenandoah Valley Scholars Latino Initiative (SV-SLI) build an endowed scholarship account that provides college support for outstanding Latino high school students with high financial need. By collaborating with partner colleges and universities, SV-SLI matches graduating students of the program with 4-year institutions committed to providing partial support to individuals who are unlikely or ineligible to receive state and federal financial assistance.
SV-SLI selects 3-4 hardworking and promising Latino students each year from local high schools in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia for entry into a three-year mentorship and college preparation program. Upon graduation, SV-SLI scholars are matched with universities committed to providing support to students who are unlikely to receive the state and federal assistance they need. SV-SLI helps these students fulfill their dream of attending college and becoming role models for future generations