Donate to Center for Student Opportunity and help us bridge the divide between leading institutions of higher education and those who most need college guidance, preparation, and admissions assistance.

Becoming the first in your family to attend and graduate from college requires support and encouragement sometimes not found at home, school, or in the community. Your gift will reach and empower low-income college-bound students to help them proudly declare, “I’m First!”

Here are just a handful of ways your gift can impact the lives of the first-generation college students we support:

$25Cost of producing and distributing one I’m First Guide to College to a first-gen college-bound student, underserved high school, or community-based organization

$50Cost of sending a personal care package to a first-gen college student during final exam week

$250Average cost of sending an aspiring first-gen college student on a campus visit

$500Cost of producing and distributing a classroom set of 25 I’m First Guide to College books to an underserved high school or community-based organization

$1,000Average cost to offer a college prep workshop in an underserved community

$2,000Cost of funding one I’m First Scholarship award for one year of college

$8,000Cost of funding one I’m First Scholarship award winner for four years of college

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BECOME A CHAMPION

Help us further reach underserved communities, raise widespread awareness of our programs and resources, increase participation, and build greater support for first-gen college students with an annual gift of $5,000 or more. Learn more

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OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

ENDOWMENTS AND PLANNED GIVING
Please contact the Office of Development at (301) 363-4228 to discuss endowment and planned giving opportunities.

FOUNDATION SUPPORT
Grant making organizations play a critical role in supporting CSO with general operating and project-based funding. Should you wish to invite CSO to apply for a specific grant with your foundation, please contact the Office of Development at (301) 363-4228.

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
We welcome the opportunity to work with your company or organization on special projects that help further our shared missions. You may make a general donation or contact the Office of Development at (301) 363-4228 to discuss ways we can work together to empower first-gen college students on the path to and through college.

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO GIVE
We also accept stock, in-kind contributions, and matching gifts. Please contact the Office of Development at (301) 363-4228 to discuss options.

Prefer to mail your gift instead? You may complete our donation form and send to:

Office of Development
Center for Student Opportunity
4641 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 513
Bethesda, MD 20814