College Scholarship Fund


College Bound Dorchester Graduation August 27, 2014

In 2012, College Bound Dorchester started a College Scholarship Fund, providing proven-risk students with scholarships. We now seek to grow the Fund to serve more than 100 students who will be enrolled in college this fall. We serve proven-risk youth, who are highly disconnected and furthest off-track – many are the first in their family to go to college. The scholarship is designed to facilitate their pathway to and through community college, building the skills and experience to strive in the 21st century workforce.

We are now seeking support to raise the remaining funds as we celebrate the students matriculating to college in 2016. Each scholarship is $2,000 and helps support our students’ transition to and through college.

Progress toward our $200,000 goal:


All contributions are meaningful, and there are many ways to help our students succeed. Consider one of the following giving options:

  • $50,000 for 25 scholarships
  • $10,000 for 5 scholarships
  • $2,000 for 1 scholarship
  • $1,000, to pair up with another donor, for 1 scholarship

Students may take two to three years to complete their first degree. Please consider a recurring, annual donation.

In the past five years, we have built the College Bound model to send more than 125 students to college, with a matriculation rate 59% greater than the national average for GED students. College Readiness Advisors provide each student with: 1) specialized academic and social-emotional tutoring, 2) coaching through the enrollment and financial aid process, and 3) help navigating campus resources. This scholarship fund will ensure that this pipeline continues to grow and serve more deserving students.

Your gift is deductible to the full extent of the law.

For more information or to make a donation, please contact:

Michelle Caldeira
College Bound Dorchester
18 Samoset Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
(617) 506-5947