Our Scholars

The Jubilee to College program celebrates its scholars!  These young adults have worked very hard to achieve their life long goal of attending college.  While the Jubilee to College scholarship is just one of many financial scholarships, grants, and loans that comprise the student financial aid package, these students need every source of aid to assist them in going to and staying in college.

The young adults at Jubilee are in most cases the first in their family to attend college.  They are living in hard-working households, with parents that sometimes work two to three jobs to pay the rent and put food on the table.  Jubilee Housing services the families that live within the poverty level.  Their families are ecstatic that their children can attend college and that JTC invests in their dream.  In 2013 Jubilee to College had a record 7 seniors, all of whom are attending college!

Some of our scholars are highlighted below:

Kadijatu:    kaditaju

Kadija is attending Marymount University after graduating from Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts where she was in the Museum Studies Program.  Kadija wants to be a museum curator and she is interested in 18th century art.  Kadija maintained a 3.2 GPA in high school.


Mariana is attending Ohio Wesleyan following graduating from Georgetown Day School, where the academic rigor kept her on her toes.  Mariana is very astute and has the capacity to take it all in and thrive.  Mariana’s career thoughts are to be a Forensic Scientist or journalist.  She is the youngest of five children from a single parent home.  Her mother is especially proud of the fact that Mariana joins all her siblings in going to college!  Mariana is extremely self motivated and is excited about the future.





Jeffrey is attending college after completing high school at Bell Multicultural High School.  Jeffrey is the middle child of three children born to immigrant parents from Guatemala.  While in high school Jeffrey was elected to the office of Teen Council President.  he has participated in the mentoring program at Jubilee and has forged a vital relationship with his mentor.   Jeffrey is an above average student with a lot of potential to be successful, he just needs the right tools and opportunity.


Marie:  Marie

Marie is attending Pennsylvania  State University  after graduating from Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts.  Maria is interested in restaurant management or becoming a chef after college.  She has incredible culinary skills and is an accomplished actor.  She is the older of two children and is heavily relied on by her Mom, who is a native of Sierra Leone.

Emile:  Emile

Emile is attending Potomac State College having graduated from The Chelsea School in 2013.  Emile is the youngest of four children and will be the last of the four to attend college.  Emile has come a long way and thrived at The Chelsea School, a school for youth with learning disabilities.  He works hard, continues to be successful and is living his dream of attending college.

Edgar:  Edgar applied for a Jubilee to College scholarship for his senior year at Mount St. Mary’s college.  Edgar is an accounting major.  At this time he not only is graduating in May 2014, but has already secured full-time employment at a Washington D.C. accounting firm.


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