Applications for EMERGE due on Feb. 14

Sophomore students who want to explore in-state and out-of-state college options and would like to work with a mentor to create a competitive college application, should apply to be an EMERGE fellow.

Applications are open and are due on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

The application is available at

EMERGE empowers and prepares high-performing students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from top colleges and universities across the nation. These institutions offer substantial financial-aid packages to students.

Recruitment sessions will be held at HISD high schools Jan. 21-Feb. 8, 2019.

Competitive applicants are usually economically disadvantaged and generally the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college or university. Students must have a strong academic profile that includes getting good grades in rigorous courses.

EMERGE is looking for students with drive, perseverance, curiosity, humility, and gratitude.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact student recruiter Selena Martinez at