Support, Community and Empowerment
"At first when I heard during my senior year [at Paly] that I was a part of RTE, I thought great, I will have scholarship money! But by the time I got to my second year of courses, and with Covid isolation, it was really RTE's mentorship, resources and guidance to advocate for myself that got me through. I would not have achieved this without RTE and my mentor's help.”
- David Wei (Computer Engineering, SJSU December 2023)
Because of your generosity Rise Together Education is currently supporting 60 amazing college students who are 85% first-generation college and BIPOC. We provide a scholarship, one-on-one mentoring, and a supportive community. You are investing in the future of our young neighbors and friends! RTE scholars flipped the statistics with an 80% 4-year college graduation rate!
A video message from an RTE Scholar: Christian!
What We Do
Paly’s RTE provides support and financial resources to Palo Alto High School students from low-income families to help reach their dreams of graduating from college. Join us!
Your support and financial gift to our volunteer-run organization make an enormous positive impact on the lives of students from socio-economically disadvantaged background. One scholarship for a four-year college student is $3,000 per year and one scholarship for a community college students is $500 per year.
We provide scholarships to help students fill their financial gap, nurture their potential, and help them achieve their educational dreams.