GET TO KNOW OUR SENIORS
“I am attending Lamar University in the fall because it has one of the top nursing programs in Texas.”
— Jakaila Neal, Memorial High Senior 3.6GPA
TK SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Teen KICK Collegiate Fund (TKCF) was created with the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the TKCF plays a vital role in increasing college access, preparation and success for many motivated yet underserved youth. The TKCF provides KICK Care Packages (items such as: feminine hygiene products, tide to go, toothpaste, soap, variety pack snacks, Advil & gift cards from Starbucks and Amazon just to name a few) to those leaving for College, as well as individual grants, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books and lab fees. All KICK Scholars are required to consistently pay it forward by conducting community service and also serving as mentors to younger, aspiring KICK Scholars.
Active Teen KICK Members or KICK Scholar Mentors
High school seniors transitioning to college or current undergraduate (2 year or 4 year) college students
US citizen or Permanent Resident
25 years old or younger
Minimum 3.0 GPA
TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE FUTURE LIVES OF AT-RISK YOUTH
Come from a single parent home. Even with this alarming statistic and disadvantage of having both parents, these teens strive for greatness and have a GPA above 3.0 with plans to attend college.
Are/Will be the first generation college attendees within their families.
Of the High School Seniors had to work throughout the school year in order to help parents financially support their senior expenses as well as struggles at home.
Are under the national poverty line.