If Given a Chance works closely with all Napa County school districts and high schools to identify youth who meet our selection criteria. Recipients are often the most vulnerable and challenged young people in our community, and yet they demonstrate a desire to overcome obstacles and rise above.


Nominators range from Napa County probation or police officers to local counselors, teachers, and foster parents. We encourage you to nominate a student that you feel has overcome great adversity.

If Given A Chance has expanded our vision to include a cohort of 6 Napa County high school juniors who have overcome extreme circumstances and demonstrate a commitment to continuing their education after high school. They will be mentored and provided financial reimbursement (up to $1000 per student) for various college entrance exams and entry fees through their senior year. The goal is to deepen our support and to ensure students will have long term success.


If Given A Chance will establish a relationship with each student and is the intention for our relationship to continue from high school graduation through college or vocational training. 

***DEADLINE November 15th, 2019 by 5pm***

Click here to download the Junior application.

Click here to learn about the Bob Almeida Scholarship Fund


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