Compton College students could earn $10,000 for school through community service

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Accepting Applications for the #CaliforniasForAll College Corps Scholarship

Compton College is proud to be selected as one of 45 partner colleges to offer the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps, which is a scholarship program designed to engage students in direct service to their communities while earning money for help pay for their college education. This is the first publicly funded service opportunity available to low-to-moderate income students, including AB 540-eligible Dreamers.

Working with non-profit organizations located in Compton, Lynwood, and Paramount, Compton College is seeking to recruit 125 students to serve the community. Students will be placed in organizations targeting three areas: K-12 education, climate action, and food insecurity. If students complete all 450 hours over a year, they will receive a $7,000 living allowance and a $3,000 scholarship, as well as academic credit, real-world work experience, and access to training and networking opportunities.

The Compton College Corps Scholarship is well suited for students who:

  • have a passion for working within communities to bring about positive change
  • are flexible to work in different areas and can adapt to changing circumstances
  • have a growth mindset and be willing to try new things
  • are interested in connecting and learning from peers and partners statewide
  • will be a proud ambassador of the program on and off campus.

Students must meet specific criteria to be eligible for the scholarship program, including being enrolled full-time for the 2022-2023 year, being in good academic standing, and having financial need. Students interested in making positive changes in their communities while earning money to help pay for their college education are encouraged to submit an online application before September 1, 2022 via the Compton College website at https://www.compton.edu/academics/CTE/compton_college_corps.aspx.

Students who are accepted and complete the scholarship will earn money for college and expenses; academic credit; professional experience and concrete skills to add to their CV; access to training, networking and professional development opportunities; connections to fellows across the state through a virtual community platform and regional events; and a sense of accomplishment working toward a common goal alongside other young leaders in California.

“Compton College students are known for choosing majors and careers where they can give back and help others,” said Keith Curry, president of Compton College. “Compton College is honored to have been chosen by Governor Newsom to participate as an inaugural member of the College Corps. “Through this scholarship program, our students will have the opportunity to give back by serving our local communities while by gaining economic mobility and work experience.”

Questions about the Compton College Corps Scholars Program can be submitted by email to [email protected]

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