Ambitious students from tough neighborhoods work hard to get good grades, to graduate from high school, and to go to college. But it takes more than academic skill to succeed in college, particularly if you are the first person in your family to be there. Sometimes we forget that even though students have reached this goal, they still need support to flourish.
Grants for Higher Education
"Lots To Give" Scholarship
MJ's Helping Hand
Aisja has dreams -- lots of them. She is majoring in Marketing and has her sights set on a career in fashion. To that end, Aisja is working hard on her Associate's degree at El Camino College in Los Angeles. Did you know that even an online textbook can rent for over $100? THE MJ PROJECT is proud to be part of Aisja's college support team. We couldn't be more proud of her.
Gabby lives in Hanford, CA where she just started her first semester at West Hills Community College. She works fulltime and just bought her first car. She inspires us with her love of poetry and her commitment to higher education. She is particularly interested in her "Marriage and Family" sociology course. We bought her textbooks for her first semester and hope to be able to do so whenever she needs a hand.
A talented artist, Miguel enrolled in a drawing class at his local community college. Required materials cost $100. We took a trip to an art supply store and Miguel was ready to roll.
We want to help college students have a level playing field when they get there. Beginning in 2014, THE MJ PROJECT helped new college students with technology essentials that were not covered in their financial packages.