IGNITE & Black Scholars Program Application

The IGNITE & Black Scholar Programs are designed to help students succeed in college and requires a strong commitment from students to be truly effective. Each student’s performance impacts the entire program, and students agree to act responsibly and be accountable for attaining educational goals.

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Based on your choice of Black or African American, would you like to take part in the Black Scholars program?
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If you are an incoming high school student, please upload your unofficial academic transcript.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Additional Information

Rights & Responsibilities:
As part of my personal contribution, I intend to actively participate in IGNITE components and services.  I will comply with all regulations of IGNITE, and I am fully aware that failure to comply could result in dismissal from the program.

  • I authorize the DEIC staff to gather information regarding my academic progress (standardized test scores, GPAs, earned credit, transcripts, etc.) and financial aid status during my participation in IGNITE. Furthermore, I authorize the program staff to obtain and hold records or data pertinent to my eligibility and participation from other sources as needed. The DEIC staff also has my permission to communicate verbally or otherwise with college staff, faculty and/or off-campus professionals on my behalf.
  • I grant permission for DEIC staff to gather information for follow-up whenever appropriate, including transfer information and progress at other institutions.
  • I am aware that the information provided to DEIC staff will be protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. No one will have access to the information unless they work with or for the IGNITE program or are specifically authorized to see the information.
  • I understand that any incorrect information on this application may affect my eligibility to receive services from the DEIC.
  • I agree to allow my name and/or picture and/or replication of work to be used in any publication as deemed appropriate by the DEIC staff.
I agree to the Rights & Responsibilities above.

Program Expectations:
It takes a strong commitment on the part of each student to be truly effective in either IGNITE or the Black scholars program. Each student’s individual performance impacts the entire program; therefore, each student must agree to act responsibly and to be accountable for attainment of educational goals.

  • i. I agree to attend Yearly orientation.
  • ii. I agree to meet with my educational planner at least once each quarter.
  • iii. I agree to meet with my financial advisor at least twice each year.
  • iv. I agree to check-in or meet with my peer mentor as requested during each quarter.
  • v. I agree to establish a success plan with my educational planner and to uphold it.
  • vi. I agree to attend all enrolled classes on time and to complete all tests and assignments.
  • vii. I agree to notify my instructors of any absences and to make up any missed assignments as soon as possible.
  • viii. I agree to attend mandatory workshops or events
  • ix. If my quarterly GPA falls below a 3.0, I understand that my educational planner may arrange for extra academic support to help me be successful. If my quarterly GPA falls under 2.0, I understand I will be put on academic probation.
  • x. I agree to actively participate on the Compass and Canvas online tool to schedule and communicate with and SPSCC staff.
  • xi. I understand the importance of discussing adding/dropping courses with my financial aid counselor and my educational planner before doing so.
  • xii. I agree to attend the annual Banquet to celebrate and honor my own success and that of my peers.

Violation Policy:

  • i. The first time you will not be eligible to get textbooks the following quarter.
  • ii. A second time you will be dismissed from the program for one quarter.
  • iii. A third time you will be dismissed permanently from the program.
I agree to the Program Expectations above.
During mandatory yearly orientations, we provide child care through the Early Learning Center for parents with young children (ages 0-5). Do you need child care assistance?
Please complete an Emergency Information Form provided by the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Center for each child needing care one week before orientation. List Child Name and Birth Date for each child below:
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By entering my name below, I give full permission to the IGNITE or Black Scholars programs at SPSCC to review my financial and academic records including, but not limited to, my FAFSA and WAFSA applications, test scores and transcripts. This information will be used to determine my eligibility to participate in the program. The program may also access pertinent records related to my attendance/graduation at another university or high school as may be required for federal reporting purposes.