World-changers
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Meet the newest cadre of Urban Ventures' Act Six scholars.

 
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Urban Ventures' Act Six is the only full-tuition, full-need urban leadership scholarship in the Twin Cities.

 

Hundreds of applicants underwent a rigorous, three-month selection process. In the end, 31 scholars were selected for their leadership capabilities, academic potential, and commitment to make a difference in their communities.

 
 
 
 

By the numbers
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31

Act Six scholarships awarded in 2016


79%

come from low-income families


73%

are first-generation college students


66%

return to serve the community


$160k

max value of each scholarship over 4 years


100%

of 2015 scholars are on-track to graduate


 
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MANY THANKS TO ACT SIX PARTNER INSTITUTIONS!
Augsburg College, Bethel University, North Central University, University of Northwestern-St. Paul

 

In their own words...

Excerpts from scholars' remarks at the Act Six Community Celebration on March 15, 2016.

 

I am an immigrant from Liberia. There are boys and girls at home looking to me saying, "If Josie can do it,  I can, too." Because of Act Six, I'll show them that it doesn't matter where you come from, only where you are going.
- Josephine

     

I am the first in my family to go to college. Act Six is inspiring me to be a doctor. I don't want to be the wealthiest or the most well-known; I want to serve my community— both the patients who can pay as well as those who can't. 
- Hodo
Like Act Six has done for me, I ask that you find someone to invest in.
You can change their life. You can help them reach goals that they never thought were possible. You can help them change the world.
- Juliann 
 
 

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