MINNESOTA COPE PROGRAM

Vision: Creating Opportunities for Post-secondary Enrollment for all Youth
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Activities

The Minnesota COPE Program is a community outreach organization designed to encourage students to pursue a college education. The organization arranges and provides the necessary tutoring and/or mentoring programs to assure that students achieve their highest academic, personal and professional goals. Our main objective is to assist Scholars with their career goals and activities in preparing them for a successful transition to post-secondary educational programs of their choice.


What We Offer:

•  ACT/SAT college-preparatory classes offered by the University Of Minnesota (Twin Cities), local high schools, and
community organizations; 

•  Field trips, college fairs, and college tours;

•  Financial-aid workshops, financial planning and/or financial literacy seminars;

•  Assist with filling out college admission and financial aid application;

•  Health and wellness seminars;

•  Volunteer community service projects; and,

•  An Annual COPE Scholarship Gala/Fundraiser to recognize Scholars’ accomplishments.

 

Top Scholarship Recipients for 2020

Lance Pye
Monique Mazier
Brian Smith
Naya Hill
Zaveon Smith
  1. Lance Anthony Pye, Math and Science Academy/Woodbury, MN – Class of 2020; Freshmen @ Century Community College, White Bear Lake, MN ($1,100.00, Cynthia Lynn Makens Fearnley Outstanding Volunteer Award), sponsored by Walmart/Oak Park-Stillwater, MN.

  2. Monique Isabel Harbaugh Mazier, Home School/Prior Lake, MN – Class of 2019; Sophomore @ the University of  Northwestern, Saint Paul, MM ($1,000.00, Juanita Jones Barnes Highest GPA Award), sponsored by Sam’s Club/Shakopee, MN; and an iPad valued @ $400.00 for Outstanding Volunteer Community Service, sponsored by Target, Twin Cities.

  3. Brian Christopher Smith, Math and Science Academy/Woodbury, MN – Class of 2017, Senior @ the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities ($1,000.00, Juanita Jones Barnes Highest GPA Award), sponsored by Sam’s Club/White Bear Lake, MN; and an iPad valued @ $400.00 for Outstanding Volunteer Community Service, sponsored by Dr. Mary Tanghe and family.

  4. Naya Shantel Hill, Eden Prairie High/Eden Prairie, MN – Class of 2017, Senior @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York ($1,000.00 Laura Mae Robins Participation Award), sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Aaron (Althea) Rupert.

  5. Zaveon Lamar Smith, Washington Technology Magnet/Saint Paul, MN – Class of 2020; Freshmen @ ($600.00 Jay William Hughes Participation Award), sponsored by Mrs. Evenly Wood-Trout//Honda-Inver Grove Heights, MN.

Books and Materials

  1. Jasmine Naomi Rowe, Twin Cities Academy/Saint Paul, MN – Class of 2019, Sophomore @ Fisk University, Nashville, TN ($525.00, Award for books and materials), $275.00 from Walmart/Vadnais Heights, MN, and $250.00 from Ms. Michele Harris Tanghe family.

  2. Captain Thomas Bailey, Minnesota COPE Partner – ($500.00, Jamail Larkins Aviation Award), sponsored by Sam’s Club, Maple Grove, MN. Funds are given to Captain Bailey to train some of his students in the field of Aviation.

  3. Dejonique Michelle Keye, Eagan High School/Eagan, MN – Class of 2017; Sophomore @ Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN ($500.00 Award for books and materials), sponsored by Sam’s Club/Maple Grove, MN.

  4. Casha Burns, Sibley High/Mendota Heights, MN – Class of 2020; Freshman @ University of Wisconsin-River Falls ($300.00, Books and Materials), sponsored by MVS Inc/Shakopee, MN, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin (Valerie) Scroggins.

  5. Terrell Anthony Turner, Johnson High/Saint Paul, MN – Class of 2019; Sophomore @ Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN ($200.00, book and materials), sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Earnest (Shirley) Hinson.

Travel - College Tour, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Awards

  1. Josiah Allen Christopher, Highland Park High/Saint Paul, MN – Class of 2021 ($300.00, HBCU College Tour Award), sponsored by Walmart/Vadnais Heights, MN.

  2. Moriah Symone Pye, Math and Science Academy/Woodbury, MN – Class of 2022 ($300.00, College Tour Award, Ontario, Canada), sponsored by MVS Inc/Shakopee, MN, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin (Valerie) Scroggins.

ACT/SAT Perfect Attendance Awards for 2020

  1. Josiah Allen Christopher, Highland Park High/Saint Paul, MN – Class of 2021 ($200.00 ACT/SAT Award), Sponsored by Walmart/Vadnais Heights, MN.

  2. Zhara Anne Christopher, Highland Park High/Saint Paul, MN – Class 2021 ($200.00 ACT/SAT Award), sponsored by Walmart/Vadnais Heights, MN.

  3. Michael Oluwatimilehin Lawson, Highland Park High/Saint Paul, MN – Class of 2020 ($200.00 ACT/SAT Award), sponsored by MVS Inc/Shakopee, MN, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin (Valerie) Scroggins.

  4. Cece Bih Che Tita, Rosemount High/Rosemount, MN – Class of 2021 ($200.00 ACT/SAT Award), sponsored by MVS Inc/Shakopee, MN, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin (Valerie) Scroggins.

Other Awards from Target, Twin Cities

  1. Laquan Dupri Burks, Como Senior High/Saint Paul, MN – Class of 2020; Freshmen @ Concordia, Saint Paul, MN ($450.00 Laptop), sponsored by UCare-Minneapolis, MN.

  2. Tashia Angela Cockrell, Wayzata Senior High/Plymouth, MN – Class of 2020; Freshmen @ Benedict College, Columbia, SC (iPad, valued @ $400.00), sponsored by Target Twin Cities.

  3. Olivia Moyana Pierce, Edina Senior High/Edina, MN – Class of 2020; Freshmen @ Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (iPad, valued @ $400.00), sponsored by Target Twin Cities.

*Note:  Funds raised in Jackson, Mississippi will assist students attending Jackson State University.

Post Office Box 211124

Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55121-0024

Mobile Phone:  651-260-0039

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Post Office Box 211124
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55121-0024