On March 20, 2008, education leaders from the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), Long Beach City College (LBCC) and California State University Long Beach (CSULB) announced and signed the Long Beach College Promise. The three education entities promise all LBUSD students the opportunity to receive a college education. For example, every LBUSD graduate receives the first semester tuition-free at LBCC, and guaranteed admission to CSULB is provided to every local high school graduate who meets minimum eligibility requirements.
As part of its Academic and Career Success Initiative, LBUSD encourages all middle school students to sign the College Promise. This pledge represents a commitment by students to pursue higher education. Each year, the district receives over 15,000 signed pledges from students across cities it serves, Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, and Avalon. At the end of the pledge drive, LBUSD awards a scholarship to one student from each middle and K-8 school.
You can help us fulfill the College Promise by donating to the Scholarship Fund. The Fund is held in trust by the Long Beach Education Foundation and scholarship awards are disbursed to students once they enter college. Your donation will support local youngsters who show remarkable academic improvement and allow them to reduce the cost of higher education.
Checks must be made out to the Long Beach Education Foundation and sent to:
Long Beach Education Foundation
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810
Please include a note with your name and address, and state that the purpose of your donation is for the Long Beach College Promise Scholarship.
If you would like to make a secure online credit card donation to the College Promise Scholarship, please click the 'Donate Online' button below.
Donate to Long Beach College Promise Middle School Scholarships