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Tiger Alliance

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Prospective Students

Tiger Alliance is a fun, engaging experience designed to expose you to the college environment and help you clarify your goals and plans after high school. Whether you know exactly what college you want to attend, you're not sure if college is for you, or you're somewhere in between, there is a place in Tiger Alliance for you! To be eligible to join Tiger Alliance you must:

  • Be in the ninth grade.
  • Attend one of our nine partner schools.
  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA (flexible).
  • Be in good behavioral standing.

The 2021 Tiger Alliance application opens on Wednesday, February 17, and closes Wednesday, March 24. All interested students are encouraged to fill out the application online. If you prefer a paper application, please reach out to your TA school partner or contact Matthew Kirk. Virtual and paper applications are available in English and in Spanish!

Students at MOC summit 2019

“I would definitely encourage ninth graders to apply to be in Tiger Alliance because it helps you get a head start in planning for college or whatever you want to do in life. It reminds us that we have a choice; we get to choose if we want to go to college. ... It shows us that we have options.”

Gabriel Gonzalez
Berea High School

Prospective Ambassadors

Tiger Alliance is an educational, fun, work-intensive experience that will prove to be very rewarding. As an ambassador, you will greatly affect the lives of the participating students and will be held to standards that reflect this responsibility. It is our hope that through the TA Ambassador position, students will consciously gain leadership and mentoring skills that will help them develop as leaders and expand their views of what it means to give back and help others find their way to college.

“One of the major things I’ve enjoyed in the program is the mentorship — always having a big brother figure there to help guide me.”

Jay Smith
alumni, TA Ambassador
Greenville Technical College

Ambassador Duties

Among other duties as assigned, TA Ambassadors will be expected to:

  • Attend and participate in all TA Ambassador training sessions.
  • Serve as a mentor to students.
  • Serve as a leader and active participant in Tiger Alliance activities throughout the semester.
  • Travel to partner schools and mentor students in small-group settings.
  • Escort and participate in daily sessions students will attend (Men of Color Summit and various college visits).
  • Assist in the planning of after-school and summer activities.

Please note that due to COVID-19 all of our in-person activities have transitioned into a virtual environment.

students of MOC 2019
Student posing with Magic Johnson

Ambassador Applicant Requirements

All eligible TA Ambassador applicants must be:

  • Classified as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university.
  • In good academic standing.
  • Available twice a month on afternoons/evenings for school visits.
  • Available as schedule allows for Tiger Alliance-related events throughout the school year.
  • Passionate about working with high school students who need motivation and positive role models.
  • Interested in working with underrepresented high school students.

The Tiger Alliance Ambassador application opens in November of each year.  Contact Matthew Kirk with any questions or concerns!