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College access services and a pathway to college support for first-gen students


Kayne Destination College is a college access program for students of the Los Angeles area run by ScholarMatch. It is a flexible program, offering both remote and in-person services for 300 high school students who are the first in their family to attend college. Eligible students who participate in Kayne Destination College will be invited to apply to Kayne Scholars and other scholarship programs to support their college journey.

Recruiting Affiliates play a key role in identifying students to join Kayne Destination College and should use this resource page to inform their internal recruitment process.

How It Works

Juniors Apply: High school juniors are invited to apply beginning November 1st. Application remains open until program capacity is filled.

Student & Coach Match: Students are matched with a College Coach who works with the student via phone, email and text for the year as they apply to college. Students may also receive drop-in support at the ScholarMatch’s LA College Center.

Milestone Completion: Students complete their “College Ready Milestones” to apply to college.

Seniors Apply to Continue: Spring of senior year, eligible students who complete their Milestones can apply to ScholarMatch’s college program as a Kayne Scholar or other scholarship partner.

College Support: Students who are accepted to continue with ScholarMatch as a Kayne Scholar or another scholarship partner will receive advising, financial support and career mentoring all the way to college graduation.


Kayne Destination College
High school students from the greater Los Angeles area who will be the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree in college and have a 3.0+ GPA are invited to apply to Kayne Destination College.

Kayne Scholars
Students who complete the KDC program may apply to Kayne Scholars if they are: a Pell-eligible, first-generation college student with an interest in attending a UC or CSU institution to study STEM or Business. Kayne Scholars is a rigorous program seeking future leaders who want to give back to their community.

Selection Pool

• 20 Kayne Destination College spots are reserved for each Recruiting Affiliate.

• Students who successfully complete the program are invited to apply to Kayne Scholars Cohort 7 in spring of their senior year.

• Kayne Scholars Cohort 7 will be approximately 50-54 students, selected from Kayne Destination College participants.

• The top 3 candidates from each Recruiting Affiliate will be selected, unless they do not meet the selection standards.

Important Dates

Kayne Destination College

November 1st, 2019: KDC application opens (recruitment pipeline for KS Cohort 7)

January 6, 2020: Kayne Scholars application opens

January 31, 2020: Kayne Scholars application closes

Mid- February 2020: KDC rolling admissions begins

March 2020 – July 2020: Juniors work on completing College Ready Milestones

Mid-July 2020: Eligible students are matched with a College Coach

Kayne Scholars

Late March – Early April: KS Cohort 6 (Class of 2020) Interviews

Late June – July 2020: Kayne Scholars-UCLA Summer Bridge Program

Links & Downloads



Kayne Destination College
KDC Student Homepage
KDC Student Interest Form
KDC Overview One-sheet
KDC Overview Slide Deck

Kayne Scholars
KS Accepted Majors












Visit Us

The ScholarMatch Los Angeles College Center is a free resource open to the community. We offer workshops, 1:1 meetings by appointment, and drop-in hours for students and families to work on all things college admission!

1852 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033


About Kayne Scholars

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