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Kayne Scholars Program

DVD Students and Families,

Kayne’s unique program of providing financial support, college advising, and career development to first generation, low income students has helped students adjust to college life and ultimately advance their potential through college graduation and into careers that they love. Kayne recently launched a new college access and persistence support program called Kayne Destination College. KDC is open to 11th grade students (rising seniors). Only students who go through KDC will be eligible to be nominated to be a Kayne Scholar in the 12th grade. KDC will provide free 1:1 virtual college admissions counseling to support first-generation students through the college application process. KDC students will participate in up to 2-4 hours of virtual counseling per month.

Eligibility to Apply:

– GPA of 3.0 or above

– First generation college student

– Interested in applying to a UC, CSU, or any other 4-year college or university

A representative from Kayne Destination College will be hosting an informational meeting on-campus at Da Vinci on Wednesday, May 29 at 4:00PM in the Black Box. Students (rising seniors) do not need to attend the info meeting to complete the Interest Form.

Interested students (rising seniors) must complete an Interest Form by June 8, 2019.


Rising Seniors- Hamilton Diversity Overnight Program

Rising Seniors,

Hamilton College is offering an opportunity for diverse high-school seniors to visit campus and experience life on College Hill. We offer this visit program to introduce Hamilton’s campus, students, faculty, classes, and residence halls to prospective students who represent many dimensions of diversity. While all are welcome to apply, their selection process will prioritize the applications of students from ethnically diverse backgrounds, first-generation college students, and those from families with limited financial resources.

Dates: September 15-17 or October 27-29

– The application will be available on July 1, 2019.

– Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis so make sure to apply by the priority deadline by August 2.

– If accepted, all transportation, lodging, and meal costs for the program are covered by Hamilton College.

For more information about the program and to apply, please visit

DV Summer Internships- UPDATE!

Students! Are you having trouble filling out the Summer Internship Google form? If so, please email your resume, cover letter(s), and list the internships you are applying for to Real World Learning Director, Natasha Morrison, at:

You have until this Thursday (May 2) at 8am!

Rising 10th Graders – Free Summer UCLA Programs

DVD Rising Sophomores,

I am excited to share two summer residential programs being offered to high performing, rising 10th graders (current 9th graders, entering the 10th grade in the fall). Both programs are FREE and will take place at UCLA.

1. UCLA Bruin Weekend: Friday July 12 8:00am- Sunday July 14 1:00pm 

Deadline: May 1, 2019

UCLA Bruin Weekend is a FREE 3-day intensive summer program. It provides rising 10th graders (current 9th graders) with information about being competitive applicants to UCLA and the UC system. This program focuses on the importance of higher education and presents students with a preview to the collegiate experience. The core program format consists of group workshops, presentations and campus tours. Students accepted to the program have an opportunity to live in the UCLA residence halls, giving students the full UCLA campus experience.

For eligibility requirements and the application: Bruin Weekend Flyer

2. Summer Research Institute: July 21-26, 2019

Deadline: May 1, 2019

The UCLA Summer Research Institute is searching for current 9th graders (entering 10th in
Fall 2019) to participate in a FREE, one-week residential program on campus. This is an intensive, academic program with a focus on research and writing. Students with a 3.5 or higher GPA should apply! This program places an intensive focus on culturally and socially responsive research that examines and addresses social problems, challenges and issues within our communities.

For eligibility requirements and the application: SRI Flyer


Community Service Hours Opportunity- STEM Community Nights

DVD Students,

Mathnasium the Math Learning Center is looking for volunteers to help with two STEM community nights.

WHEN: Thursday May 2, 2019 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm or Friday May 3, 2019 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

LOCATION: 700 Center St. El Segundo, CA 90245

Volunteer Information and Guidelines:

– You will receive community services hours for your time.

– Volunteers will be playing fun games with parents and students.

– Please wear a red t-shirt if you have one.

For more info check the flyers attached.

May 2 Night

May 3 Night


Reminder – One Week Left to Apply for Summer Internships

DVD Students,

Just a reminder that there is ONE week left to apply for summer internships! This is a great opportunity to build up your college application and gain real world experience while gaining Da Vinci summer school credits.


There are awesome internships in fashion, film, non-profit, veterinary, physical therapy, and more.

How to Apply:

– Review all open positions here

– Make your resume and a cover letter (for each position you’re interested in).

-Please review resume/cover letter resources here and/or email Natasha ( if you need help!

– Apply online by April 29, 2019 using this google form. Please note it will ask you to upload your resume and cover letter(s).

– Attend the Internship Interview Fair on May 8, 2019 from 4-5:30 PM at the Da Vinci Schools.

For any other questions or concerns feel free to contact Natasha Morrison, Director of Real World Learning at

19 Summer Internship Flyer

Student Opportunities – 2019 Young Black Scholars’ Medical Summit

DVD Students,

The Young Black Scholars’ Medical Summit will take place at UCLA on Saturday April 27, 2019 from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. This is an opportunity to learn about the health challenges facing our community; cardiology, neurology, and other medical disciplines; hear and learn from leading African-American physicians and medical practitioners; and learn about the vast medical professions that are opportunities for you. This event is open to all 9th-12th graders.

Space is very limited so make sure you RSVP by Monday April 22nd. To attend RSVP is required. Please visit www.100BMLA.NET

Scholarship Opportunity – Shawn Carter Foundation

DVD Students,

Here is a scholarship opportunity for you guys! The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living.


  • High school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2 year or 4 year) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools
  • US citizen or Permanent Resident
  • 25 years old or younger
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

For more information and to apply go to

Quarter Zero Summer Entrepreneur Programs


At Quarter Zero, it is our mission to power the potential of young people. We offer immersive summer entrepreneurship programs – a 6-week Catapult Incubator and 5-day QØ Startup Camp – that equip students with the skills, mindset, and confidence to thrive.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE for both these programs.

For more specific information about these programs see the attached flyer.

Quarter Zero Program Overview 2019

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