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Are you a 501(c)3 nonprofit?

Yes! We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Do the parents/guardians of the students contribute?

Yes. Every parent pays a portion of their child's tuition, drives their child to school, and packs the child's lunch and snacks every day.

How are the children selected for the program?

Children are initially selected from local nonprofit organizations and programs. Their grades, behavior, work ethic, and family interactions are all taken into consideration as well as family income so that we are serving working families. They are informed that they have been selected to apply for the program, and apply directly to the associate schools, which make their admissions decision using their standard selection process.

How do I get my child into Students to Scholars?

Applicants are typically in the 5th or 6th grade. They need to be willing to work with tutors on a regular basis, complete their homework, and show exemplary potential for working well within the classroom. Each student needs to have strong support from a parent/guardian. If this describes your child, please contact Traci Adams, at or email us at

Is there another way to help the program if I cannot donate?

We need people to spread the word! Mention it to your friends and family, and please like our Facebook page,, follow us on Instagram, @students2scholars, and follow us on Twitter @S2SDurhamOrange. We also need qualified tutors to join our team of Academic Advisors. If you're interested, please email

What do associate schools contribute?

Associate schools work with each family to create an affordable tuition package for each student based upon the family income.

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