The core of EIF’s programming is placing dedicated Higher Education Advisors in each of the high schools we serve. These advisors are on campus full time with their own classrooms to guide all students through college applications, financial aid, and much more.
EIF starts advising students early in select middle schools on the transition to high school, HB5 career-specific courses, and post-secondary options. These advisors aim to lower the 9th grade dropout rate and set students up for success in high school and beyond.
Each of EIF’s Dallas high school campuses identifies a small group of top performers that will complete intensive requirements throughout the school year designed to help them achieve their collegiate goals. These students are eligible to receive a scholarship at EIF’s annual Evening With the Stars event each spring.
EIF is the architect and implementer for the Mayor’s Intern Fellows Programs in Dallas and Richardson each summer, matching hundreds of high school students with paid internships. EIF prepares these students with specific training courses to ensure their success each summer.