HOUSTON – Feb. 8, 2021 – Spring ISD high school sophomores interested in joining the EMERGE Fellowship during their junior and senior years are invited to attend one of several upcoming virtual information sessions to learn more about the organization and its mission to help students achieve their college goals.
The dates and times for the student information sessions are below. Each session will be held on Zoom and will last approximately one hour.
- Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m.
- Monday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m.
EMERGE staff will also host two virtual information sessions for parents, also over Zoom:
- Monday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m.
To register to attend one of the upcoming information sessions, visit tinyurl.com/emergerecruitment21 and complete the short questionnaire. Interested students or their parents can use the site to sign up to attend and learn more about the EMERGE program and how it can benefit students throughout the college search and application process and beyond.
The organization’s mission is to empower and prepare high-performing students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from selective colleges and universities across the nation. In particular, the EMERGE recruitment team will be on the lookout for students with a strong academic profile who may be the first in their family to attend college.
Following the application and interview process during the spring of their sophomore year, students selected for the EMERGE program will participate throughout their junior and senior years, gaining access to specialized college counseling, SAT preparation, and a network of support to help them achieve their educational goals.
The EMERGE Fellowship has partnered with Spring ISD since 2018, and currently serves students at Dekaney, Spring and Westfield high schools, as well as at Spring Early College Academy and Carl Wunsche Sr. High School. Since launching in Spring ISD, the program has seen many of its Spring ISD graduates accepted to selective schools in Texas and throughout the country, often funded by generous scholarships and grant opportunities.
“EMERGE has been a wonderful partner for Spring ISD these past few years, opening many doors for our students and working tirelessly to bring greater equity to the college search process,” said Spring ISD Chief of Innovation and Equity Dr. Lupita Hinojosa. “It’s a great opportunity for our students who are ready to do the work and want to find out just how far their dreams can take them.”