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Selection Criteria

Dean's Future Scholars does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in any of its activities or operations.

Selection Criteria for Dean's Future Scholars Program Participants:

  • Recommendations traditionally come from counselors, teachers, and principals from selected Title 1 schools in the Washoe County School District (the number of selected program participants depends on availability).
  • Students preferably qualify for free and reduced lunch and/or are the first generation of the family to attend college.
  • Students must exhibit an interest in going to college and/or entering the field of education.
RACE/ETHNICITY Total DFS % Total WCSD %
African American 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 2%
Asian 8% 4%
Caucasian 13% 46%
Hispanic/Latino 62% 39%
Multiracial 3% 5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%

SPECIAL POPULATIONS Current DFS % Alumni DFS %
Male data in progress 38%
Female data in progress 62%
First-Generation to Graduate from College data in progress data in progress
Ever Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) 74% 70%
Ever Child in Transition (CIT) data in progress 25%
Ever Special Education (SPED) 7% 5%
Ever English Language Learner (ELL) 58% 31%
Ever Gifted and Talented (GT) data in progress 4%

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