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Renaissance Scholars

 

Launched in 2002, Cal Poly Pomona's Renaissance Scholars is a comprehensive support service program located in the Division of Student Affairs that empowers current and former foster youth through higher education. This innovative program draws on Cal Poly Pomona's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Casey Family Programs' It's My Life Framework for Transitioning Foster Youth to provide critical services to support the scholars personal and academic success.

 

The program supports the holistic (academic, personal & professional) success of foster youth students. The program provides academic advising, priority registration, access to year-round housing, financial assistance (scholarships and emergency funding), peer mentoring, academic tutoring, class level success seminars, life skills workshops, educational enrichment events and community building activities.  

 

“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

 

Renaissance Scholars - Changes lives!






 

Renaissance Scholars has grown from serving 10 students to serving approximately 50 students annually.  

 

The program has graduated 95 scholars who have redefined who they are, broken the cycle of abuse or poverty, and have transformed their future. Of those, 35 alumni have gone on to pursue post-baccalaureate degrees in teaching, social work, public administration, business, law, and four who have pursued a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy, Dentistry, Law (JD) and Educational Leadership.

                      

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Last Chance Match
The next $2,500 given to ANY FUND will be matched dollar for dollar.
$2,500 MATCHED
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Early Bird Challenge (Day 2)
The first $2,500 given to any fund starting at 9am on April 22 will be matched dollar for dollar.
$2,500 MATCHED
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Leaderboard
Lunchtime Power Hour Challenge (Day 2)
The campaign with the most unique donors between 11am-1pm PST on April 22 will receive a $1,000 prize!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Donald G Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship 23
2 Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) 21
3 Broncos Care Basic Needs Initiative 11
4 American Society of Civil Engineers 6
5 Rose Float - Friends of Bill Jacobson Fund 5
6 Career Center Clothes Closet 5
7 Bronco Dreamers Resource Center 5
8 Parenting Student Support 4
9 Areas of Greatest Need 4
10 Veterans Resource Center 3
11 B.L.A.C.K. in Landscape Architecture 3
12 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 3
13 WK Kellogg Arabian Horse Center 2
14 Engineering Leadership Program 1
15 Engineering Excellence Funds 1
16 Science Excellence Funds 1
17 Agriculture Scholarship Funds 1
18 CLASS Excellence Funds 1
19 Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies 1
20 Engineering Scholarship Funds 1
21 Music Industry Studies Scholarship Fundraiser 1
22 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 1
23 Renaissance Scholars 1
24 CEIS Scholarships 1
25 Partners in Education 1
26 CBA Scholarship Funds 1
27 Andrew Lawson Memorial Scholarship 1
28 Science Scholarships 1
29 Alumni Association Student Scholarships 1
30 Equity in Business 1
31 2021 Senior Class Gift 1
32 Agriculture Excellence Funds 0
33 Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) 0
34 CBA Excellence Funds 0
35 CEIS Excellence Funds 0
36 Educational Leadership Doctorate Program 0
37 Women in Science and Engineering 0
38 Marvin Malecha Endowed Scholarship 0
39 Urban & Regional Planning 0
40 Architecture 0
41 Art 0
42 Other ENV Funds 0
43 Collins College Funds 0
44 CLASS Scholarship Funds 0
45 Athletics Excellence Funds 0
46 Athletics Scholarship Funds 0
47 Disability Resource Center 0
48 Innovation Brew Works 0
49 Laptops & Wi-Fi Hotspots for Students 0
50 Library - SIIL: Maker Studio 0
51 Pace Setters Scholarship 0
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$3,000
Alumni 500 Donors Challenge
Thank you alumni donors for helping the Alumni Scholars program unlock a $3,000 bonus from the Alumni Association.
500 / 500 Donors
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Early Bird Challenge (Day 1)
The first $2,500 given during Giving Day was matched. Check the "Challenges" tab to find more active events!
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
Leaderboard
Lunchtime Power Hour Challenge (Day 1)
The campaign with the most unique donors between 11am-1pm PST on April 21 will receive a $1,000 prize!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $750 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 78
2 $750 American Society of Civil Engineers 78
3 Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) 14
4 Rose Float - Friends of Bill Jacobson Fund 10
5 Broncos Care Basic Needs Initiative 5
6 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 5
7 Areas of Greatest Need 5
8 Parenting Student Support 5
9 Marvin Malecha Endowed Scholarship 4
10 Alumni Association Student Scholarships 4
11 Women in Science and Engineering 4
12 Engineering Scholarship Funds 4
13 Partners in Education 3
14 Science Excellence Funds 3
15 Engineering Excellence Funds 3
16 Donald G Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship 3
17 Music Industry Studies Scholarship Fundraiser 3
18 Agriculture Scholarship Funds 2
19 WK Kellogg Arabian Horse Center 2
20 Bronco Dreamers Resource Center 2
21 Andrew Lawson Memorial Scholarship 2
22 Collins College Funds 2
23 Disability Resource Center 2
24 Career Center Clothes Closet 2
25 Innovation Brew Works 2
26 B.L.A.C.K. in Landscape Architecture 2
27 Veterans Resource Center 2
28 Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) 1
29 Equity in Business 1
30 Agriculture Excellence Funds 1
31 Renaissance Scholars 1
32 Athletics Excellence Funds 1
33 CBA Scholarship Funds 1
34 Urban & Regional Planning 1
35 CLASS Scholarship Funds 1
36 Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies 1
37 Engineering Leadership Program 1
38 CBA Excellence Funds 0
39 Science Scholarships 0
40 CLASS Excellence Funds 0
41 Laptops & Wi-Fi Hotspots for Students 0
42 Pace Setters Scholarship 0
43 Other ENV Funds 0
44 CEIS Excellence Funds 0
45 CEIS Scholarships 0
46 Educational Leadership Doctorate Program 0
47 Architecture 0
48 Art 0
49 Athletics Scholarship Funds 0
50 2021 Senior Class Gift 0
51 Library - SIIL: Maker Studio 0
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Leaderboard
Night Owl Challenge
The campaign with the most unique donors between 8pm on April 21 and 8am on April 22 will receive a $1,000 prize!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) 34
2 Music Industry Studies Scholarship Fundraiser 17
3 University-Wide Initiatives 12
4 2021 Senior Class Gift 8
5 Rose Float - Friends of Bill Jacobson Fund 6
6 Pace Setters Scholarship 6
7 Bronco Dreamers Resource Center 6
8 Parenting Student Support 6
9 Veterans Resource Center 5
10 Broncos Care Basic Needs Initiative 5
11 Andrew Lawson Memorial Scholarship 5
12 Agriculture Scholarship Funds 4
13 Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) 4
14 Women in Science and Engineering 4
15 CLASS Scholarship Funds 4
16 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 4
17 Renaissance Scholars 3
18 Career Center Clothes Closet 3
19 CLASS Excellence Funds 3
20 Agriculture Excellence Funds 3
21 CBA Scholarship Funds 3
22 Engineering Excellence Funds 2
23 Science Scholarships 2
24 Library - SIIL: Maker Studio 2
25 Engineering Scholarship Funds 2
26 Marvin Malecha Endowed Scholarship 2
27 Engineering Leadership Program 2
28 Donald G Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship 2
29 American Society of Civil Engineers 2
30 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2
31 WK Kellogg Arabian Horse Center 1
32 Athletics Scholarship Funds 1
33 CBA Excellence Funds 1
34 CEIS Scholarships 1
35 Urban & Regional Planning 1
36 Alumni Association Student Scholarships 1
37 Partners in Education 1
38 Disability Resource Center 1
39 Other ENV Funds 1
40 Educational Leadership Doctorate Program 1
41 Science Excellence Funds 1
42 Equity in Business 1
43 Huntley College of Agriculture 0
44 College of Business Administration 0
45 College of Edu & Integrative Studies 0
46 CEIS Excellence Funds 0
47 College of Engineering 0
48 College of Environmental Design 0
49 B.L.A.C.K. in Landscape Architecture 0
50 Architecture 0
51 Art 0
52 Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies 0
53 Collins College of Hospitality Mgmt. 0
54 Collins College Funds 0
55 College of Letters, Arts, & Social Sci. 0
56 College of Science 0
57 Bronco Athletics 0
58 Athletics Excellence Funds 0
59 Innovation Brew Works 0
60 Laptops & Wi-Fi Hotspots for Students 0
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Renaissance Scholars Match
The first $5,000 given to Renaissance Scholars will be matched dollar for dollar by Doug Nelson.
$3,215 MATCHED
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