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Celebrating milestones and achievements

No Grad 
Left Behind


No Grad Left Behind

Class of 2025 graduates please apply before July 31, 2024.

NOTE: Both applications (student & parent/guardian) must be submitted.

It is a startling fact that we continue to see so many underprivileged families that
simply cannot afford extra expenses for their child’s HS graduation. This results in
emotional suffering not only for the student but for the parent as well.


Our “No Grad Left Behind Program” was created to support high school seniors that
come from low-income families, single parent households and those that live with

These students often face additional barriers that can impede academic success
compared to their peers from higher-income households.
Financial struggles also affect the emotional well-being of both the parent and

Our program goal is to assist families by providing resources, emotional support and
financial aid so they will not feel excluded nor miss the opportunity to have a
memorable senior year for their child.

Each family’s needs are unique and require different support. Once the family’s
needs have been assessed, our program will provide one or more of the following:


  • financial planning and more assistance with scholarship applications, mentorship for academic success, 

  • financial assistance to obtain cap & gown, yearbook, prom attire, school fees

  • gifts for graduation celebration at home college supplies

  • one on one and group mentorship

  • finding resources to assist with any other needs

  • selected students will be awarded a $500 scholarship at the end of the year towardcontinuing education.

We strongly believe that each high school senior should have equal opportunity to
enjoy school events, participate in graduation, have access to emotional support and
not feel left out.


Who is eligible?

  1. Families living in economically disadvantaged households with high school graduate

  2. High school graduates must be on the path of graduation


Required proof

  1. Students - Letter from school administration that said student attends school & receives free/reduced lunch

  2. Parents - copy of either SNAP, OWF, WIC, SSI or proof of income letter


How to apply?

  1. Fill out google forms by the due date of August 1(both forms for student & parent has to be completed)

  2. Email or mail required documents by August 31 


  1. Each year number of open spots is determined by the availability of the program’s funds

  2. Only fully completed applications with required documents submitted will be considered

  3. Committee will review applications and if additional information is needed from the applicant they will be contacted

  4. Priority will be given to applicants from single-parent families

  5. Applicants will be notified no later than September 10th if they have been accepted or not

High Schools currently participating in the program

Since the inception of our program, we have had the privilege of assisting students from various high schools, please see list below.

Westerville North High School

Grove City High School

Academy For Urban Scholars High School


Canal Winchester High School

Early College Academy

Northland High School

Patriot Prep Academy

Pickerington North

Reynoldsburg High School

Cornerstone Academy Annex

Whetstone High School

Col Downtown High School

East High School

Franklinton Prep High School

Gahanna Lincoln High School

Health City Schools

Miamisburg High School

New Albany High School

Rutherford B Hayes

Westerville Central High School

Health Sciences and Human ResourcesSTEM Academy Reynoldsburg City Schools

Students from Franklin, Fairfield, Licking, Delaware, and Union counties high schools are all welcome to apply for our program.

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