The LSU Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Outreach and the Cinderella Project will co-host the Cinderella Project Leadership Academy from Oct. 25 through Oct. 27 at LSU.
The academy’s objective is to immerse young women — 20 high school students — in a college setting, expose them to post-high school educational opportunities and inspire them to pursue their future academic goals, according to an LSU news release.
The curriculum is designed to assist participants in making the transition from high school to college by demystifying the college application process, connecting them with resources at LSU, and discussing the expectations of and demands on college students.
Attendees can increase their understanding of higher education, develop leadership skills and enrich their knowledge of learning strategies. Students will also learn about applying to college and securing financial aid, auditing a class, meeting with a college counselor and participating in community service.
Each academy graduate will receive an $80 stipend to offset the cost of ACT testing fees and will be eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Cinderella Project if they are accepted and enrolled at a college or university in Louisiana.
For more information, visit http://www.cinderellaprojectla.org. Applications are available online and are due Sept. 21. Inquiries can be directed to email@example.com or (225) 302-0203.