This blog post was written by Naomi Solomon College Bound Program Manager.
“I feel like Girls Write Now has opened my eyes to digital storytelling. As silly as it seems, I hadn’t thought about writing in this way. This helped me pick my interest for my college major and started my desire for a BFA.”
— Girls Write Now Mentee, Class of 2016
Time for a quick year-end pop quiz: What’s better than wrapping up a school year full of Scholastic awards, readings, inspiring workshops, digital wonders, and community-building? Having all that under our belts AND sending our Class of 2016 mentees off to an amazing crop of colleges, with some impressive scholarships in tow!
Fall 2016 will see Girls Write Now alumnae joining the ranks of scholars at universities from NYU, Columbia, Barnard, Manhattan College, Guttman, CityTech, and Hunter College here in the city; to Bard, Cazenovia, Iona College, Wells College, Stony Brook, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Plattsburgh, and SUNY Purchase in upstate New York; and as far afield as Dickinson College, UPenn, Vanderbilt, Skidmore, Howard University, Springfield College, Connecticut College, and Carnegie Mellon. One graduate is even going international, taking a gap year to study in Seoul, South Korea, with a full scholarship from the U.S. Department of State.
Amongst their honors and scholarships, the class of 2016 counts a New York Times Scholarship, a full-ride scholarship with Questbridge, a full-tuition scholarship with the Posse Foundation, a Beat the Odds scholarship, a Muse Scholarship at Hunter College, the Martin Luther King Scholarship at NYU, and several school-sponsored full-ride scholarships.
We owe a huge thank-you to the fabulous mentors of these seniors, and to the College Prep Panel, for their support this year with everything from personal statements to FAFSA paperwork to making that final decision.
As our soon-to-be alumnae go off into the world to learn, lead, and write, they’ll stay connected to Girls Write Now through alum positions on our amazing Youth Board, and in new roles as college mentors in the College Bound Program. Stay tuned!