The Phoenix Scholars

The Phoenix Scholars Talent & intelligence are universal; resources & opportunities are not. TPS equips students with the necessary skills to aid them in applying to college.

The Phoenix Scholars recruits low income, first generation, and minority high school seniors from some of California's toughest communities. Over the course of a year, starting the summer after their junior year, our scholars will work with their undergraduate mentors to build college lists, prepare for standardized tests, obtain financial aid and scholarships, draft essays, and submit college applications. Behind the scenes, there are three teams that work to ensure the program's success. Our Outreach Committee networks with college counselors and makes high school visits to pitch the benefits of the program and encourage students to apply. The Programming Committee is responsible for accepting mentors and scholars, pairing them, monitoring their relationship, and creating the yearlong curriculum. Finally, the Development Committee handles all of the administrative work of the organization. Together, these teams make up the "Core." In addition to the Core, TPS has a 10-month fellowship for Stanford undergraduates interested in nonprofit management. This year TPS is led by Co-Executive Directors Andrew Edoimioya (Stanford '17) and Taryn Harvey (Stanford '17).

The Phoenix Scholars recruits low income, first generation, and minority high school seniors from some of California's toughest communities. Over the course of a year, starting the summer after their junior year, our scholars will work with their undergraduate mentors to build college lists, prepare for standardized tests, obtain financial aid and scholarships, draft essays, and submit college applications. Behind the scenes, there are three teams that work to ensure the program's success. Our Outreach Committee networks with college counselors and makes high school visits to pitch the benefits of the program and encourage students to apply. The Programming Committee is responsible for accepting mentors and scholars, pairing them, monitoring their relationship, and creating the yearlong curriculum. Finally, the Development Committee handles all of the administrative work of the organization. Together, these teams make up the "Core." In addition to the Core, TPS has a 10-month fellowship for Stanford undergraduates interested in nonprofit management. This year TPS is led by Co-Executive Directors Andrew Edoimioya (Stanford '17) and Taryn Harvey (Stanford '17).

Mission: The Phoenix Scholars aims to provide pro bono college counseling services to low income, first generation, and minority high school seniors in California.

Operating as usual

12/01/2018
Programming is back at it again with some awesome resources for y'all! This Saturday at 1pm we will be doing an intervie...
11/29/2018

Programming is back at it again with some awesome resources for y'all! This Saturday at 1pm we will be doing an interview with an amazing writer, painter, and overall person named Jamayka Young. We will be discussing ways to approach finding your voice for college apps! Tune in on our facebook live or watch it on our story!

10/21/2018
Our live stream with our Execute Director Taylor Wilson begins in 1 hour! Tune in at 11 AM via our Facebook Live
10/21/2018

Our live stream with our Execute Director Taylor Wilson begins in 1 hour! Tune in at 11 AM via our Facebook Live

Join us for a discussion with our current Executive Director Taylor Wilson! We will be discussing the TPS and its future...
10/21/2018

Join us for a discussion with our current Executive Director Taylor Wilson! We will be discussing the TPS and its future as we continue to advance education equity! So whether you heard of us, haven't heard of us, tune in this Sunday at 11am to hear the inside scoop!

Some more pictures from the meet and greet! #ThePhoenixScholars #TPSCares
05/28/2018

Some more pictures from the meet and greet! #ThePhoenixScholars #TPSCares

Last week we celebrated our newest cohort of scholars and mentors at our Meet-And-Greet on campus! We're excited about a...
05/27/2018

Last week we celebrated our newest cohort of scholars and mentors at our Meet-And-Greet on campus! We're excited about a great new year to come full of scholarships and acceptances! #TPSCares #ThePhoenixScholars

05/14/2018

After weeks of deliberation, we have officially taken in our next cohort and matched them with amazing mentors from Stanford and Berkeley! All mentors and scholars, we will be having our Meet and Greet in one week to kick off a great year of college acceptances!

03/01/2018

Did you miss the talk with Orie Idah? No worries, because you can watch this video

03/01/2018

Did you miss the talk with Orie Idah? No worries, because you can watch this video.

Tune in tonight for our talk with Orie Idah where she speaks on her professional experiences and offers advice. This is ...
02/26/2018

Tune in tonight for our talk with Orie Idah where she speaks on her professional experiences and offers advice. This is the opportunity to make sure you don't miss.

Calling all high school juniors, be sure to apply to TPS for the support of a Stanford undergrad throughout your entire ...
02/26/2018

Calling all high school juniors, be sure to apply to TPS for the support of a Stanford undergrad throughout your entire admissions process! Deadline is April 1!

As we look back on February, we can't forget our Winter Mixer. It was great for our mentors and scholars to get to be to...
02/26/2018

As we look back on February, we can't forget our Winter Mixer. It was great for our mentors and scholars to get to be together.

02/20/2018

Hey everyone, one more week before Orie Idah graces us with her knowledge! Make sure to tune in for this talk and ask her questions/receive her insight!

Mark down February 26 at 7 PM! TPS Core Alumni member Orie Idah is sharing her time to give advice and speak on her expe...
02/14/2018

Mark down February 26 at 7 PM! TPS Core Alumni member Orie Idah is sharing her time to give advice and speak on her experiences (she's been at Google, is at YouTube, and will be heading to Stanford Graduate School of Business in the fall)!

02/13/2018
Michael Tubbs

Mayor Michael Tubbs is reinventing Stockton. Listen as he speaks about his groundbreaking new initiatives for his hometown.

CBS This morning #ReinventStockton

Under the direction of Stockton mayor and TPS founder Michael Tubbs, Stockton is launching an exciting new plan to provi...
01/29/2018
Tubbs: $20M program will boost college-going culture

Under the direction of Stockton mayor and TPS founder Michael Tubbs, Stockton is launching an exciting new plan to provide scholarships to every high school student admitted to a 4 and 2 year colleges in Stockton, California.

STOCKTON — Mayor Michael Tubbs has announced a potentially transformative new initiative, backed by a $20 million donation, that aims eventually to

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - t...
01/16/2018

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today, we remember King's work as we promote educational equity within California. Happy MLK Day.

Get excited! On Saturday, January 13th, we will be having our first ever Core Alumni Panel with TPS Board of Director me...
01/10/2018

Get excited! On Saturday, January 13th, we will be having our first ever Core Alumni Panel with TPS Board of Director member D'Shai Hendricks! Make sure you're there to catch the gems he's going to be dropping!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!
12/18/2017

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

The California Attorney General has sued Bridgepoint Education for their predatory approach towards recruiting students....
12/08/2017
California attorney general sues for-profit Bridgepoint Education

The California Attorney General has sued Bridgepoint Education for their predatory approach towards recruiting students. Read more about how and why Attorney General Becerra has taken on this for-profit chain.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra says for-profit chain Ashford University and its parent company Bridgepoint Education engaged in unlawful marketing, sales and debt collection practices.

How can we better equip parents to actively participate in their students’ education? Read about how the Parent’s Instit...
12/05/2017
Teaching Parents the Right 'Questions to Ask' in Schools

How can we better equip parents to actively participate in their students’ education? Read about how the Parent’s Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) in California answers this question.

A long-running California program teaches parents how to advocate for their children and navigate a sometimes-unfamiliar school system.

Sunday Spotlight: Devon CashCheck out today's Sunday Spotlight to learn about the Executive Director of The Phoenix Scho...
12/04/2017

Sunday Spotlight: Devon Cash
Check out today's Sunday Spotlight to learn about the Executive Director of The Phoenix Scholars

11/29/2017

It's Giving Tuesday, and The Phoenix Scholars want to thank you for all of your donations and support! As a reminder, The Phoenix Scholars is a Stanford University-based non profit that provides free college counseling services to rising high school seniors. Specifically, our program works with first -generation, low-income, and/or minority students. If you would like to help support The Phoenix Scholars, please email [email protected]!

Sunday Spotlight: Mia HooverCheck out our first Sunday Spotlight and learn about one of our core members!
11/27/2017

Sunday Spotlight: Mia Hoover
Check out our first Sunday Spotlight and learn about one of our core members!

“Six Myths About Choosing a College Major.” What is the right major?
11/17/2017
Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

“Six Myths About Choosing a College Major.” What is the right major?

Not all philosophy majors wind up as baristas, and not all engineers get rich. Here’s what you need to know before making this big decision.

11/15/2017

Congratulations to Mayor Michael Tubbs on being named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for his work in Stockton. While at Stanford, he founded our organization, and we are grateful to have been a part of the path of great work that Mayor Tubbs has set out to accomplish.

Find out about how the GOP tax plan will impact education: public schools and college affordability take big hits.
11/08/2017
GOP Tax Bill: What Will Change for Students

Find out about how the GOP tax plan will impact education: public schools and college affordability take big hits.

The GOP wants to combine three separate tax credits for higher education expenses into one, and eliminate both the student loan interest deduction and tax-free tuition reimbursement from employers.

A new burden lies in front of student parents: they can no longer receive funding to help with childcare. What do you th...
11/05/2017
The Department of Education Is Pulling the Rug Out From Under Student Parents

A new burden lies in front of student parents: they can no longer receive funding to help with childcare. What do you think of the Department of Education’s new cuts?

The Trump administration has quietly removed CCAMPIS, a childcare subsidy for student parents attending college, from its 2018 budget. Over one million student parents' ability to afford childcare…

Hi team! TPS is happy to report that we are 238 scholars-strong and have helped our students achieve admission into sele...
10/27/2017

Hi team! TPS is happy to report that we are 238 scholars-strong and have helped our students achieve admission into selective universities and receive thousands of dollars in aid! Keep up the great work, scholars!

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