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Are you an educator or other adult mentor? Go here instead!

WE'RE ACCESS OPPORTUNITY.

 

And we're committed to equity in opportunity for all students. Through six years of individualized support, we empower you to attend your best-fit college and launch a meaningful career.

AO Recruitment 2019
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Wondering if you're a good fit for our program?

 

We accept a small class of high-potential 10th grade students each spring from across the Denver Metro area.

Are you...

in 10th grade at a high school in the Denver metro area (within 40 miles of Boulder)?

involved with your community through school activities and/or part-time work?

a dedicated student with an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above?

in need of extra financial support and guidance for the college and career process?

ready to be a part of a tight-knit community of like-minded students?

If that's you, we hope you'll apply to join the #AOFamily.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

As an AO scholar, you will receive:

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Free test prep with your cohort to help you raise your scores

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A $10,000 scholarship to help with college & career expenses

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A tight knit community

of like-minded students

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Expert counseling on choosing the best fit college for you

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Financial aid planning & help with finding additional scholarships

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Ongoing workshops to build

your leadership skills

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Individualized support with writing your college applications

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Continued mentorship and support during your transition to college

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Unique opportunities to get career ready

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We'll be there with you every step of the way - from the application process through college graduation.

 

READY TO APPLY?

The 2022 application has closed. Check back in 2023!

STEP ONE

Ask for two letters of recommendation. The first letter must be from your school counselor, who will be asked about your school, your courses, and your transcript. The other may be from a teacher, coach, employer, or another adult mentor who is not in your family. Make sure that your second letter is from someone who can share why you're a good fit for Access Opportunity.

STEP TWO

Begin your application. After you've asked for your letters of recommendation, you'll click the link below to share the names of your recommenders and get a customized application link where you can save your progress. We encourage you to take your time, and get help from people you trust.

CLOSED UNTIL 2023

STEP THREE

Submit all of your application materials by March 1. This includes your recommendations, so make sure to check-in with your recommenders and make sure they submit on time. Please do not leave the application to the last minute. We do not give extensions to applicants.

STEP FOUR

Join us for a virtual interview. We'll carefully review all applications and choose a select group of finalists to invite for an interview in April. Our interview questions revolve around our core values of Achieve, Connect, and Inspire. In your interview, you'll be asked to reflect on your interest in Access Opportunity, your relationships with important people in your life, and your inspiration for pursuing higher education.

STEP FIVE

Find out if you've been selected in mid-May! The new class will be formally welcomed to our community at our workshop in June. This workshop will be held in-person if public health guidelines allow, otherwise you will connect with your cohort virtually.

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"As an Alumna, I can say with full confidence that I would not have completed my undergraduate education without Access Opportunity. AO has helped me to complete college because they have always allowed me to be two steps ahead in the process. It has truly been an honor and experience to be amongst the first AO class and I am grateful that other students will continue to join the AO family!"

- ASIYAH, CLASS OF 2020

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