Applications to become a new Diablo Valley College EOPS student for the Spring 2014 semester are being accepted through Friday, January 23, 2014. The office will stop accepting applications at 1pm on Friday.

Students who are accepted in the program are eligible for a wide variety of valuable services to help them succeed in college, including the following:

Priority registration – Be one of the first students allowed to register for classes Academic, career, and personal counseling – Two counselors are dedicated to seeing EOPS students only. This means it might be easier for EOPS students to get counseling appointments Book vouchers – Free money to help you pay for some of your expensive textbooks Tutoring – Free peer-to-peer tutoring available in certain subjects and much, much more!

To be eligible for the program, you must meet the following criteria:

Be a California resident Be a full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more units) your first semester in the program (a 9-unit minimum exception can be made for parent students and foster youth) Not have an Associate Degree or higher or more than 70 degree applicable units Be qualified to receive the Board of Governors Fee Waiver

To ensure your spot in the program, stop by the EOPS Office to pick up an application, or contact your START coordinators for more information.

For more information about EOPS, visit their website: http://www.dvc.edu/eops

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Beyond Emancipation, a foster youth support program based in Alameda County, is offering an opportunity for former and current foster youth college students to receive textbook money for summer classes. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

        • Be a former dependent of Alameda County and was in a foster home, group home, or residential treatment program at age 16 or 17.
        • Be between the ages of 18 – 22.
        • Be enrolled in a college or vocational program accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), whether or not you have received your high school diploma or GED.

To get more information and to download an application, please visit the Beyond Emancipation link: http://www.beyondemancipation.org/bookmoney.php