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The Kaplan Educational Foundation was founded by Kaplan, Inc. a subsidiary of the Washington Post Company. Kaplan is a leading global provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses. Kaplan helps individuals achieve their educational and career goals. We build futures one success story at a time. The Kaplan Educational Foundation seeks to fulfill that mission among students who have a financial need, great promise and big dreams.
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The Kaplan Leadership Program
If you had financial assistance, academic support, and career counseling that gave you the opportunity to pursue your professional dreams, what would you do with your life?
If you're a high achiever enrolled in an associate's degree program in the New York City area and want to make an impact on your family, community, and profession, we'd like to introduce you to the Kaplan Leadership Program
NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE
The application deadline for the Kaplan Leadership Program (KLP) has been moved to May 13th, 2014. We will launch our recruitment season in September 2013 and hope to work with prospective applicants, college administrators, staff and faculty in identifying a dynamic group of Scholars for our Eighth Cohort.
We understand that under the current eligibility guidelines, there are students who will no longer qualify for the program as they will have earned credits beyond our maximum allowed to be considered. However, if you are already working with a student on the application who will no longer be eligible due to an excess number of credits, we will waive our maximum credit requirement and will consider their application in 2014. To obtain a waiver, please send an email with the student's name and contact information to email@example.com by April 15, 2013. If accepted, please note that the student will have to adhere to our program timeline which will delay their transfer to a four year college by one year, to the fall of 2015.
REASONS FOR EXTENDED DEADLINE
The decision to push back the acceptance of the Eighth Cohort of Scholars will allow KLP the opportunity to meet the following goals:
- Increase the number of students per cohort to expand our reach.
- Revamp recruitment to ensure a larger pool of more qualified community college applicants.
- Develop and strengthen strategic partnerships with two -year and four-year colleges and universities, nonprofits, and community based organizations.
- Share expertise (curriculum, tools and resources) and best practices.
- Strengthen infrastructure to improve program delivery for current and future scholars.
- Establish a communication strategy that provides greater visibility to the success of KLP Scholars, their community colleges and transfer schools.
By changing the deadline from February to May going forward, the KLP will provide more time for college staff and faculty to identify and assess potential KLP scholars. We are also excited about establishing a strong nomination process that will facilitate crucial input from each school.
As we continue restructuring the program, we will be be working with students, faculty, staff and administrators to gather feedback, insights and suggestions for moving forward. We will continue to periodically update everyone involved. Please look out for email and visit our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
We thank everyone for their continued support and interest!
For details on the Kaplan Leadership Program click here.
For details about the application process, click here.
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Norberto Taveras earned his Master's Degree at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in May 2012 with a specialization in health and mental health. Norberto completed a degree in Social Work at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University in 2011. In addition to having his own private practice as a Clinical Social Worker, Norberto seeks to establish a non-profit organization that advocates and provides direct services to ensure adequate accommodations for the disabled. Norberto graduated with an associate's degree in liberal arts from Hostos Community College in 2009. While at Hostos, he was a proud participant of the College Discovery Program, which awarded him with Academic Excellence Awards and received the Silver Award for Academic Excellence from the Department of Modern Languages. He also earned First Place at El Diario la Prensa's Speech Competition in Spanish, and received First Place for the HCC Women's Studies Essay Competition. Norberto was inducted into PTK, the international honor society for two-year colleges, and Sigma Delta Mu, the Honor Society of the Humanities.
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