Become a Scholar

OJS Students get unparalleled support on their path to a college education.

From college visits to scholarships and mentoring, we are with you every step of the way. Are you an 8th – 11th grade student in Long Beach? We’re here for you.

Let's jump-start your college journey today!

We are accepting applications for the current academic school year. Follow these easy steps:

  1. Application: Fill out your application today! Apply below.
  2. Interview: After your application is submitted and reviewed, you’ll be contacted to participate in a short interview with your parent/legal guardian. This interview will provide you the opportunity to share your high school and college goals. Most importantly, it gives us the opportunity to get to know you and your family to be able to provide the best resources.
  3. Admission: An acceptance letter will be emailed to you with additional instructions regarding how to confirm participation in the program. In addition to an acceptance letter, you will receive a welcome call from one of our staff.
  4. Orientation: Once accepted you will participate in a student orientation also known as The Jump Start. At the event, you will learn about what to expect for the academic school year, engage with other OJS students, and most importantly have fun!
  5. Programming: The first day of OJS programming begins within a week of student orientation. Our staff will work with each student to create a schedule that fits their individual needs and obligations. In addition, you will get a monthly calendar to “Save the Dates” in advance.

Programs Student Application
In order to determine your eligibility to become a scholar in Operation Jump Start, please complete all sections below. If you have any questions, please contact us!

All applicants must submit an unofficial transcript. It can be accessed through student and/or parent vue.