Six KIPP Public School Students Selected For The Webb Scholars Program
For Immediate Release
May 15, 2023 – New York, NY- Today KIPP Public Schools and the Webb Family Foundation announced that six students from KIPP Northern California Public Schools have been selected to be part of the inaugural KIPP Webb Scholars Program cohort. These students will receive an annual stipend of $15,000 for four years of college – a total of $60,000 – to defray the costs of a degree, along with 1:1 mentorship; attendance at a summer professional development weekend; and the opportunity to participate in a community impact project.
“The Webb Family Foundation is so excited to be able to support these amazing young people throughout their college journey so they can become our future leaders,” said Maynard and Irene Webb, founders. “These students will have access to resources, tools, and mentorship to become changemakers and have an outsized impact in their communities.”
For the first year’s cohort, KIPP Northern California Public High Schools seniors and KIPP Northern California Middle School graduates who are current high school seniors were eligible to apply. Next year, students who graduated from KIPP Jacksonville Public Middle School in Florida and who are current high school seniors will also be eligible to apply. The scholarship selects six students every year. To read about all the 2023 scholars click here.
- Tina Dinh, KIPP Northern Califonia Public Schools
- Isabella Gomez, KIPP Northern Califonia Public Schools
- Rodrigo Lopez, KIPP Northern Califonia Public Schools
- Victoria Martinez-Aranda, KIPP Northern Califonia Public Schools
- Hung Nguyen, KIPP Northern Califonia Public Schools
- Julia Nguyen, KIPP Northern Califonia Public Schools
Through the KIPP Webb Scholars Program, Scholars will:
- Pursue a community impact project. Each Scholar will have a monthly curriculum that guides them through a project that will make a lasting, measurable impact upon the scholar’s community and requires each to partner with a nonprofit or small business organization.
- Attend an annual Leadership Weekend, focused on professional development.
- Participate in a cohort consisting of the Scholars in their class.
- Attend quarterly virtual webinars. Each Scholar will have the opportunity to attend virtual events with featured guests.
Have access to mentorship and career development resources. Each Scholar will be invited to attend KIPP corporate and civic partner network and career fairs for internships and jobs. Scholars will have access to the KIPP Resource Library – including resume and cover letter templates and mock interviews – as well as becoming members of the KIPP Alumni Network.
“This inaugural Webb Scholars cohort includes future activists, genetic engineers, and pediatric doctors who plan to pay it forward during their lives,” said Tevera Stith, Vice President of Alumni Impact at the KIPP Foundation. “The KIPP Webb Scholars Program will assist these students in reaching their dreams with the right tools, resources and mentorship support.”
Students who were selected demonstrated academic perseverance, personal resilience, integrity, and leadership through inspiration.
About the Webb Family Foundation
The Webb Family Foundation supports education, health, and sustainability as a path toward helping people persevere and the planet thrive. We leverage the full assets of the Foundation to amplify our impact. Founded in 2004, the Foundation has primarily supported education-focused organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a focus on encouraging all young people, regardless of circumstance, to achieve more than they thought possible. In this spirit, the Foundation recently expanded its mission, program, and geographic areas, with a vision that all humans can reach their greatest potential and wellbeing in harmony with the planet.
KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of 280 public charter schools dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and life. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Started in 1994 as a middle school program, KIPP has since expanded to enroll over 120,000 students in all grades from PreK through high school. Nationwide, KIPP students complete their bachelor’s degree at three times higher rates than the average for students from low-income communities.
Maria Alcon Heraux