The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation joins College Track leadership and students in celebration of high school seniors continuing to a four-year college degree and setting a new standard for students within New Orleans.
In 2008, College Track expanded to New Orleans with an inaugural class of 50 freshmen. On Friday, more than 400 high school and college students are on the path to and through college, making College Track the largest college completion program in the city.
This year, 100% of the 50 high school seniors are setting a new standard for students across New Orleans:
● 50 seniors will matriculate to a four-year college
● 16 seniors have earned full-ride scholarships to universities including Smith College, Tulane University, Yale University, Franklin & Marshall College, Columbia University, Cornell University, Bryn Mawr College, Bard College, Scripps College, and Wake Forest University
● 20 seniors will be recognized as Malcolm Jenkins Scholars and receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship from The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation for a total of $20,000 in awarded scholarships. 70% of the 2020 Malcolm Jenkins Scholars are first-generation college students.
College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college.
From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers that prevent low-income and first-generation students from earning their college degree
College Track’s success in New Orleans is due in part to the 8-year partnership with The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.
Since 2012, the Foundation has awarded more than $150,000 in scholarships to College Track students, funded out-of-state college tours, career exposure events, job networking workshops and supported matriculating college freshman with final exam study baskets.