Mission: Students for Students strives to build a bridge connecting the university community with local, under-resourced high schools in order to expand educational opportunities and build mutual understanding.
Results: -In the past two years, we have awarded two college scholarships totaling $5,000. The students are currently attending Tennessee State University and the University of Memphis
-We have worked with over 30 students in numerous workshops to help them develop their resumes, college applications, and college essays.
-We have provided one-on-one mentoring for over 5 students in the past year, helping them identify the career goals and acting as one source of support
-We have recently initiated college application fee vouchers, which have so far been utilized by one student
Target demographics: High-poverty high school students in Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt Students for Students is the best program a high school student could ever wish for. The program is to designed to help one Pearl- Cohn high school student successfully attend and graduate from college. VSS assists the student academically and financially. I Aqueelah Stashon Ellzey was the scholarship recipient for the year of 2008. The members of Vanderbilt Students for Students are so dedicated and supportive to all Pearl- chon Students. They are hand zone people and very active in their duties. Without Vanderbilt Students for Students, I will not be able to attend college. Rob the president of VSS as well as others have encouraged me to believe in myself without the Vss program I will be terribly confused and lost. I appreciate all of their effort and support they have established towards their program.