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Aurora Public Schools Foundation

The Aurora Public Schools Foundation advances private, non-profit, public and philanthropic partnerships to develop and leverage resources for projects and programs that drive innovation and excellence for more than 38,000 students, 5,000 teachers and staff, and 64 schools.

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Scholarship Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Ethnic/Racial Minorities - General
Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

Through the consistent generosity of our donors, APS high school graduating seniors are afforded the opportunity to receive financial assistance for post-secondary tuition through the APS Foundation.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Last year, the APS Foundation awarded more than $65,000 in scholarships to APS students.

College and Career Center

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Ethnic/Racial Minorities - General
Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees
Other Minorities
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

In support of our vision, "possibility becomes reality for every student," we are requesting funds to support our College and Career Centers to assist students with graduation and opportunities after high school.

A College and Career Center is a robust center that APSF will establish in every APS high school to ensure all students have access to the resources and guidance they need to plan for a successful post-secondary future. Our advisers guide students and their families through applying for financial aid and scholarships, completing college applications, preparing for college life and understanding the dynamics of work-force opportunities like internships and vocational programs.

APSF works in close collaboration with district leaders, school principals and counselors to complement programs already in place and to strengthen the college-bound and work-force readiness-culture in each school. Goals include increasing graduation rates, lowering dropout rates, and creating pathways to a variety of valuable post-secondary options.

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Evidence of Program's Success

• Last school year we served 6,170 students last year in three centers!
• 85% of students who visited the CCC's completed their Financial Aid Forms and at the three schools, students completed 5,790 college applications!
• Rangeview was recognized by CDHE for having the greatest increase in financial aid form completion in the state from 2016 to 2017!
• $18M in scholarships at three schools with College and Career Centers last year
• 8 Daniels Scholars and 2 Boettcher Scholars in schools with College and Career Centers

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