Community Partnerships and Opportunities
APS Office of Minority Achievement partners with the George Mason Early Identification Program (EIP) to support first generation, college bound middle schoolers. In seventh grade, students become eligible for the program. Students who would be the first in their family to attend college may be nominated by teachers and counselors to apply to the program. Contact Ms. Butler, WMS Minority Achievement Coordinator, for additional information on the nomination process.
STAR Merit Scholarships
Stand Tall And Reach (STAR) is a scholarship available for African American/Black students in APS. The scholarship competition begins in February and it is open to all African American and black 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who meet certain academic criteria. Students compete for various monetary awards through writing essays. Contact your student's counselor for details.
The Young Scholars Program is a life-changing scholarship available to high-achieving seventh graders. Please click on the link above for details. Contact Ms. Butler or your student's counselor for additional information.
Mentoring Program for Girls and Boys in Middle School