June 27, 2020
140 High School Seniors Receive Free College Application
More than 140 Culver City High School graduates in 2019 and 2020 were able to apply to the college of their choice without paying an application fee, courtesy of a new program sponsored by the CCEF.
The program, named #IApplied, provides up to $100 for one college application by each graduating student to a college of their choice.
CCEF agreed to fund the program after being approached by Dr. Lisa Cooper, CCHS principal. She saw a troubling gap between students from affluent families and those from lower-income households.
“Everyone talks about the high cost of attending college, but we often overlook how expensive it is just to apply to well-known schools. I wanted to remove any barrier that stood between our graduating students and the opportunity to apply to the school of their choice,” said Dr. Lisa Cooper, principal of CCHS.