Quetzal Mama Scholars Program


The Quetzal Mama Scholars Program launched as a pilot program in 2014.

In 2021, the program is in its 8th year.

Students are interviewed and selected from the following North San Diego public and charter school districts:

San Marcos Unified, Carlsbad Unified, Vista Unified, Oceanside Unified, Fallbrook Unified, and the Charter Districts of Guajome Academy and High Tech High North County.


Scholars complete the program with the following program deliverables:
  1. Class Schedule Advising
  2. Strategies to Populate Applications
  3. Coaching for University of California PIQ's
  4. Coaching for Common App Prompts
  5. Coaching for Common App Supplements
  6. Strategies for Letters of Recommendation
  7. Personalized List of Colleges
  8. Strategies for College Entrance Exams
  9. Scholarship & Interview Strategies
  10. On-Call Advising

Cohort Learning Model

The Quetzal Mama Scholars curriculum operates as a co-learning environment. Students belong to a team, working together for 12 months in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Applications for the 2020 Quetzal Mama Scholars Program can be found here


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