Current Scholars

Congratulations and Welcome to the RS Family!

Fall 2018 Scholars: Denise, Destiny, Geronimo, Ivan, Joanna, Michelle, Nhan

Savannah, Silian, Uchechi, Winnie, Whitney 

 

STUDENT SUCCESS

  • 93% first year retention rate
  • Over 50% graduation rate, dramatically above the 5% national graduation rate of former foster care youth.
  • 87 graduates since 2002, 16 years of success!
  • 30 graduates are pursuing or have completed a Master's or Advanced Degree

FALL-SPRING 2017–2018 GPA STATS

  • Fall 15 students earned a 3.0 + GPA
  • Winter 13 students earned a 3.0 + GPA
  • Spring 10 students earned a 3.0 + GPA
“The guidance provided by Renaissance Scholars is essential to the survival of emancipated foster youth attending college. I believe that a program like this is important because it gives us the support and extra encouragement that we sometimes lack.”
- 3rd Year Renaissance Scholar

 

“I feel like I belong here and can succeed in college. I’ve also learned that I am not alone, and I have gained a stronger sense of self-confidence and motivation.”
- 1st Year Renaissance Scholar

 STUDENTS

  • Gender Breakdown
    • 33%  Male 
    • 67%  Female
  • Ethnic Breakdown
    • 7%  Asian/Pacific Islander
    • 25%  Black/African American
    • 52%  Hispanic/Latino
    • 9%  White
    • 7%  Not Specified
  • County of Origin (where court case was opened)
    • 2% Alameda County
    • 2% Fresno County
    • 73 % Los Angeles County
    • 5% Orange County
    • 7 %Riverside County
    • 7% San Bernardino
    • 2% Sacramento County
  • Common Majors
    • Psychology/Sociology
    • Business Administration
    • Biology
    • Urban & Regional Planning
    • Hospitality Management