Birmingham Merit Scholars

College Access Intensive Program

In partnership with CAMP and the Rotary Club of Birmingham, twenty-three high-achieving juniors from Birmingham City Schools have been selected through our recommendation and interview process to participate in the Birmingham Merit Scholars Program. This is a college access intensive program where students receive personalized intervention for ACT prep, writing, college applications, FAFSA, and scholarships. Students also develop their leadership and professional skills to maximize their potential, becoming more well-rounded college applicants. Each of our Merit Scholars will also be paired with a mentor from the Birmingham Rotaract Club to help guide each student on their own journey to success.

At the end of the program,
Birmingham Merit Scholars will:

  • A program completion rate of at least 80%

  • At least 90% of completing students with improved ACT scores

  • 100% high school graduation rate

  • At least 3 college applications completed per student

  • College acceptance for 100% of completing students