The Price Scholars program creates a pipeline to college for students in City Heights.
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For 15 high-achieving students from City Heights and the surrounding area, it is the chance of a lifetime. A new program starting this fall taps their potential for leadership as they begin their college careers.
The Price Community Scholars program, funded by a grant from the Price Family Charitable Trust, pairs up each of 15 SDSU student-mentors with three middle-school students from San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood.
Roberto Carcamo, Itza Perez and Isamaria Cortes (above, from left) are part of the first cohort of SDSU’s PriceScholars—first-generation college students with track records of high academic achievement and leadership activity in high school.
Each Price Community Scholar will receive an annual stipend of up to $7,500 as they support and guide their mentees on the road to college.
“I’ve been lucky to have a lot of people who helped me to find my way since I was a kid,” Cortes said. “It feels good to have someone who believes in you. Everybody should have that somebody.”
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