The Kaplan Leadership Program, part of the Kaplan Educational Foundation, began in 2006. The Foundation works with high-potential associate's degree students who have a financial need; it provides them with resources and support to help them raise their expectations, expand their personal goals, and eventually attain leadership roles in their professions and communities.
In addition to academic scholarships, we provide funding to assist with living expenses and other help in addressing many of the barriers students face. Through individualized academic advising, transfer counseling, college tours, summer study opportunities, and mentoring from corporate leaders, Leadership Program students are provided with the targeted help and resources needed to remove obstacles on the road to complete a four-year program and career success.
Whether you need relief from working full time so that you can study full time, or support determining the most efficient path to reach your academic professional goals, or help figuring out what bachelor's programs best suit you, we're here to help you reach your dreams.
All applicants to the Kaplan Leadership Program must meet the following qualifications for consideration:
- Enrollment in an accredited associate's degree program in the New York City area
- Minimum GPA of 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale)
- Completion of 12 to 30 non-remedial college credits by application deadline*
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Current recipient of federal and/or state financial aid
- Member of an underserved or underrepresented population
- Desire to transfer to a bachelor's program immediately upon completion of associate's degree
*If you will have earned more than 30 credits towards your degree by the application deadline and are still interested in applying contact the Foundation directly to discuss your situation.
If you will have earned the 12 credit minimum by the end of Spring session 2014, your application will be considered if all application components are submitted by the deadline with proof of your winter session enrollment.
All applicants to the Kaplan Leadership Program must submit the following:
- Completed application including personal statement and short answer essays
- 3 Letters of Reference: 1 Academic, 1 Professional, and 1 Personal
- Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended
- Official transcripts from all high schools attended OR a copy of GED scores
- Record of employment or internship history
- Student Aid Report (SAR) for '13-'14 academic year
- Award letter from your college for '13-'14 academic year
*PLEASE NOTE: The online application has yet to open however interested and eligible students can meet with the Financial Aid Scholarship Specialist to begin working on their personal statement. An announcement will be sent out via BCC Broadcast when the online application has opened.
For assistance in applying to this or any scholarship, please stop by the office of Financial Aid Scholarship Specialist, Yvonne Erazo-Davila in Colston Hall, Room 528.