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ERIC Number: EJ889855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-24
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Dream Weavers
Miranda, Maria Eugenia
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v27 n10 p12-13 Jun 2010
This article shares the success story of Hamissou Samari, an immigrant from Togo, who realized his dream through the help of the Kaplan Foundation scholarship and leadership program for nontraditional students enrolled in community colleges. Designed for underserved community college students in New York, the comprehensive, first-of-its-kind program provides the scholars with money to cover tuition and living expenses, personalized tutoring, mentorship, and workshops on networking, transferring to four-year schools and getting the most financial aid, among other topics. Samari immigrated to the United States at age 23 with big dreams but never imagined he would be accepted to an institution like Harvard University. The infinite possibilities for his life became apparent five years ago after Samari was accepted into a Kaplan Foundation. Last year, Samari graduated from American University with a bachelor's in international studies, and this fall he starts to work on his master's in public policy at Harvard.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York