Minnesota COPE Program is a non-profit organization whose mission is dedicated to assist underrepresented
scholars in attaining educational opportunities, key resources, and financial support
necessary to attain their highest academic, personal, and professional career goals.
Our purpose is to provide resources and academic scholarships to college-bound students
attending public or private high schools in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and students
attending college. Our objective is to assist Scholar members with programs and activities
preparing them for successfully transition to post-secondary educational programs of their
choice. This community outreach organization is also designed to promote student success
and encourage them to pursue a productive transition to college. We invite Scholars to fill
out an application by June of each year.
When the students join Minnesota COPE Program, they are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA
and above; attend an orientation/workshop; participate in the Annual Scholarship/Gala each
year; and write a thank-you letter to the donor(s) who sponsored their gifts and awards.
Community involvement is emphasized and encouraged by requiring high school seniors to
volunteer and complete 100 hours of community service.
In addition, college student members who continue in the program and receive awards each
year are required to volunteer 50 hours of volunteer community service. This experience
provides scholar members with the opportunity to meet donors who are supporting the
organization, other students in the program, and with adult mentors. Furthermore,
volunteering for the community with helps students to develop their personal leadership
Our organization is preparing the next generation for success. We are committed to assist all
students who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and appreciation necessary for our rapidly
changing, culturally diverse and global society.