What is the EAGLE Scholars Program? 

EAGLE Scholars is a college-readiness program for 7th-12th grade students. At the end of sixth grade year, 30 students are nominated by their teachers and then interviewed by the Director and older Scholars. The students that are chosen stay in the program until high school graduation. 

EAGLE Scholars is relationship-based and student-centered. Our combination of individual family meetings, college readiness meetings, college simulation program, exposure to career opportunities, and engagement in cultural activities, address low-income students' unique needs to be prepared mentally as well as academically to be the first in their family, and of the minority of their community, who go to college. 

View our Eagle Scholars Blog to see what our students are up to! This site is managed and updated by our EAGLE Scholars.  


Philosophy 

Engaging in opportunities and experiences outside of the classroom is not only important, but necessary for youth to be competitive with their counterparts in other parts of the city and country. We engage students in experiential learning and expose them to new thoughts and ideas in order for them to internalize the notion that they are college material and can begin working toward their goals and dreams. 

I want to go all around the world and explore the jungle and rainforest.
— Javier, 13
I like learning new things and learning how I can help people in new ways.
— Alondra, 13
I fear not having a good job and not being able to go to college.
— Yasmin, 13

Volunteer Opportunities 

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Before you begin volunteering, contact Janet and please fill out the DISD Application. Upon clearance, screen shot and email the confirmation to Janet.  


Internship Opportunity with the EAGLE Scholars Program

Are you looking for an incredible summer opportunity where you get to utilize your talents and skills to Inspire, Engage, and Encourage middle and high school students and help them get to college? If so, the Vickery Meadow EAGLE Scholars college-readiness Internship was designed with you in mind!


The EAGLE Scholars Internship begins May 30, 2017 and runs for eight (8) consecutive weeks, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Interns are employed through the AmeriCorps program, which works in conjunction with the EAGLE Scholars program. Interns must meet AmeriCorps qualifications and training requirements in order to serve with EAGLE Scholars. 

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS AND STIPEND INFORMATION 

Interns will receive a living allowance of $1,800 and a $1,222.22 education award after completing their 300 hours of summer service. 

If you will be entering your third year of college in the fall semester or if you are a recent college graduate (within 2 years), please complete the applications below to apply for the EAGLE Scholars Internship.

During the 8-week summer program, you will:

  • Lead project-based activities that help Scholars create change in their own neighborhood and beyond
  • Encourage students by talking with Scholars about your experiences in college and helping them prepare for college
  • Participate in weekly field trips and help expose Scholars to new opportunities 
  • Be a part of an amazing group of Scholars from over 20 countries, languages, and cultures

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS May 20 OR UNTIL SPOTS ARE FILLED 

For more information, contact Janet Morrison-Lane.




Being an Eagle Scholar is more than just being a member of a club, it's a life experience that prepares eligible students for college, a career, and everyday opportunities. Our Eagle Scholars are guided all the way through high school and introduced to a variety of careers so that they feel confident going into the working world. Aside from frequent college trips and industry professional guest speakers, we remember to have fun as well. Experiences with Eagle Scholars include field trips around Dallas, professional sporting events, festivals, shows, concerts, wilderness trips, and various holiday parties. We make sure to show these wonderful students what they have access to in their own city. At the end of the program, our amazing students graduate with scholar friends in the crowd cheering on their accomplishments. Graduation is a special day for us because it marks a fabulous new beginning for our Eagle Scholars. They are ready to soar to new heights.  

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