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Trivia Night Giveaway with 18 Reasons!

Tacos, tequila, and trivia couldn’t be any closer! 🌮🍺✨

With less than a month until our favorite night of the year, we hope you’ve already purchased your tickets to our 9th Annual Trivia Night fundraiser! But, on the slim chance that you haven’t already, we’re here to give you a reason why you should purchase your ticket – 18 reasons, in fact!

In collaboration with 18 Reasons, a non-profit that empowers individuals to buy, cook, and eat with creativity and confidence, we’re auctioning off a year-long 18 Reasons Cook Membership and tote bag to a lucky individual who purchases their Trivia Night ticket by August 30th! Purchase your tickets here.

The grand winner of our 18 Reasons giveaway will be formally announced at Trivia Night. Purchase your ticket today for your chance to win!

Scholar Summer Reflections

UC Santa Cruz ’20 scholar Mellany (second from left in photo) spent her summer working as an Occupational Skills Training (OST) instructor at dev/Mission, a non-profit that provides free technology training to underserved youth. For 8 weeks, Mellany created curriculum and facilitated classes on computer programming and coding for dev/Mission’s summer program.

Previously, Mellany has held internships with Code for San Francisco and Uber. She looks forward to finishing up her last year in college and graduating with her BS in Computer Science!

Volunteer Spotlight

With college application season kicking off, we wanted to shine a light on the volunteers who help make college possible for our students! 🎓 This month, we’re excited for you to meet Burcak, a Virtual College Coach since 2018 and the founder of her own independent college counseling company, EdMission Possible.

In our latest Medium blog, get to know Burcak and see how she goes the distance for college access (she literally went the distance to see her student graduate from high school!). Read it here!

ScholarMatch Required Reading

  • Are you a parent, educator, or higher education leader interested in supporting first-generation college students?Check out these Twitter highlights from our #CollegePrepChat with The Education Trust, or join the next Twitter chat on 9/18!