Sixteen Success Academy Seniors Selected to be Rales Scholars
Sixteen seniors at Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts have been selected as the first cohort of the SA Ruth and Norman Rales Scholars Program. This new program is a partnership between Success Academy and the Ron Brown Scholar Program, fostered and funded by the Rales Foundation. SA Rales Scholars will receive not only financial support — in the form of a $40,000 scholarship over four years of college — but also personalized support through access to mentors, leadership programming, and career development, made possible through the Ron Brown partnership. The Rales Foundation has committed to support up to 125 SA Rales Scholars over the next five years.
Established in 1996 in memory of the first African American U.S. Secretary of Commerce, the Ron Brown Scholar Program brings 25 years of experience in college access and persistence and professional mentorship, as evidenced by a 99% graduation rate for its more than 300 scholars from the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities.