Over a Decade of College Success

Students GSP has sent 100% of those who successfully complete the program to college. This means that 100% of our graduating Scholars have met the University of California's 'A-G' requirements for college admission & 100% were accepted into 4-year [78%] & 2-year [22%] universities/colleges. In comparison, only 28% of all Santa Clara County students who graduate from high school actually meet UC's 'A-G' requirements for admissions. 90% of all alumni have graduated within 4 years to receive their BA/BS degrees.

40% of our alumni have obtained STEM degrees in comparison to the national average of 8% for African American undergraduates. As defined by the US Department of Homeland Security, our alums have acquired or are pursuing STEM degrees in the following areas: Biopsychology; Broadcasting & Electronic Communications Arts; Computer Electronics and Networks; Computer Science; Engineering: Biomedical, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial & Systems; Environmental Studies; Graphics Design; Integrated Biology/Pre-Med; Linguistics; Neuroscience; Paramedic Academy; Product Design; Psychology; and Public Health Policy.

Our 60 GSP graduates from 2003 through 2014 have pursued their BS/BA degrees at prestigious colleges and universities throughout the United States including:


100% Success Rate for College

StudentsGSP graduates from 2004 through 2013 have continued to pursue their BS/BA degrees at prestigious colleges and universities throughout the United States including:

California State University, Channel Islands Joseph Kimani, 2013
California State University, Dominguez Hills Lauren Pinkston, 2006
California State University, Eastbay Alayet Tesfaye, 2006
California State University, Los Angeles Rahsaan Sessions, 2006
California State University, Monterey Bay Charity Hawkins, 2010
Chaffey College Edward Pratt IV, 2006
Clark Atlanta University Janayla Osby, 2007
De Anza College Kiarra Ransen, 2013
Richard Wroblewski, 2012
Jared Sessions, 2010
Evergreen Valley College Andrew Williams II, 2011
Aaron Rhetta, 2010
Alexia Cox'Harris, 2010
Diamond Adams, 2010
Brittany Johnson, 2009
Michele' Davis, 2006
Harvey Mudd College Stephon Striplin, 2005
Howard University Jeamice Parker, 2004
Mills College Alesha Cox'Harris, 2012
Mission College Jeanette Turner, 2004
Morehouse College Jamon Osby, 2004
Jelani Young, 2004
Pomona College Krystina Daniels, 2006
Portland State University Kennetra Mays, 2005
San Francisco State University Andreá Grant, 2008
Martina Morales, 2011
Michael Combs, 2011
San Jose State University Rebeka Seleshi, 2013
Josephine Kimani, 2012
Kolin Daniels, 2012
Tulani Aytch, 2012
Aaron Anderson, 2011
Charlene Gage, 2011
Martin Kimani, 2009
Ayiesha Williams, 2007
Adjoni Parker, 2006
Kyreesha Smith, 2005
Santa Clara University James Hill III, 2009
Yha'Mourhia Wright, 2005
Stanford University Megan Gage, 2011
University of Bridgeport Christopher Crowder, 2004
University of California, Berkeley Bryson Young, 2012
Vanessa Gatihi, 2007
University of California, Davis Amie Sulaiman, 2007
Derric Bynum, 2005
University of California, Irvine Saron Ephraim, 2006
University of California, Riverside Christopher Pratt, 2012
University of California, San Diego Yonatan Seleshi, 2009
University of California, Santa Cruz Jameka March, 2008
University of North Carolina, Greensboro Ginger Grant, 2005
University of Southern California Alexandria  Wroblewski, 2010
Naod  Ephraim, 2009
Kathryn Daniels, 2008
University of West Georgia Lavon Gray, 2008
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Alumni Shout Outs
Class of 2008 GSP Alumni: Jameka March studies in Manchester, England

Jameka MarchWhat is it like to study in Manchester, England? Ask Jameka. She is completing a yearlong study abroad program focusing on computer science. Once she returns to California, Jameka will complete her studies in Computer Game Design at her home university of UC Santa Cruz. Career-wise, she recently attended the prestigious video game industry event, the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. In the previous year, she was invited to attend a three-day seminar run by Google in New York, and at the end of which she received a scholarship.

Class of 2008 GSP Alumni Kathryn Daniels pursuing life saving technology

Kathryn Daniels Now equipped with her B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Southern California , Kathryn is currently working at Edwards Lifesciences (Irvine, California) in a two-year rotational technical development program. Edwards Lifesciences is a Global Leader in the Science of Heart Valves and Hemodynamic Monitoring. (2013)

Class of 2007 GSP Alumni: Amie Sulaiman, Future Educator

Amie SulaimanUC Davis senior Amie Sulaiman plans to major in Psychology and minor in education. She is looking forward to entering the teacher credential/Masters program at Davis upon completion of her undergraduate degree. She'd like to be teach fourth and fifth graders one day.

Class of 2006 GSP Alumni: Krystina Daniels empowers others

Krystina Daniels Krystina graduated from Pomona College with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience in May 2010. Since graduation, Krystina has spent three years working and volunteering with underserved youth, college students, and their families in various capacities. She worked as an in-home tutor for Youth Policy Institute, teaching Math and English to students from primarily low-income Spanish-speaking families. During the same time, Krystina also served as a campus ministry intern with Black Campus Ministries, an ethnic-specific ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship where she ministered to college students. Near the end of her two-year internship, Krystina co-led a team of college students on a 4-week global project in Ghana, West Africa in summer 2012. After a month of living in Ghana, she found that her desire to care for families specifically through healthcare was re-awakened. Since returning from Ghana, Krystina has been preparing for graduate school to become a nurse practitioner and has pursued opportunities to explore the diverse field of nursing. One of her most exciting adventures was assisting a medical missions team to provide care to Haitians and Dominicans living in the sugar cane villages and prisons of the Dominican Republic in summer 2013. Currently, Krystina is finishing her last round of pre-requisites for nursing school and is working as an assistant program manager for an after-school program in Northwest Pasadena. When she is not working or in class, she is volunteering with the Child Life Department at LAC USC Medical Center where she closely interacts with the interdisciplinary team of health care providers and acts like a kid with the pediatric patients on her floor.

Class of 2006 GSP Alumni Saron Ephraim continue to address Public Health issues

Saron Ephraim Saron has worked for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the Office of State, Tribal, Territorial and Local support as a Public Health Associates Fellow since July 2011. She is currently on assignment in Buffalo, New York working with the State Health Department. She worked with the Bureau of Immunization for the past year and has currently switched over to work with the Environmental Health Program (EHP) as well as the HIV/STD program. Saron currently conducts inspections of Tanning Salons with the EHP and does epidemiological surveillance work with the HIV/STD program. Saron plans to continue working with the CDC for the next few years and get her Masters degree along the way in Public Health. (2012)

Class of 2005 GSP Alumni Kennetra Mays flighting crime

Kennetra Mays Kennetra is a intern at ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) in Fresno. (2012)

Class of 2004 GSP Alumni: Jelani Young

Jelani Young Jelani Young is currently working at West Valley College in the Advanced Transportation Technology & Energy (ATTE) office. Jelani is also taking classes for a certification in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). With his interest in languages and cultures he plans on traveling abroad using his curiosity and education to better the lives of others as well as his own.

Class of 2004 GSP Alumni Jeamice Parker continues education

Jeamice Parker  Jeamice is currently attending San Francisco State University, pursuing a MS in Counseling with a specialization in school counseling and an emphasis in college counseling. For the 2012-2013 school year she is an undergraduate academic advising intern at UC Berkeley. (2012)

Check out which schools our alumni are attending and their majors

Scholarship Recipients

The Clifford K. Sessions Memorial Scholarship was instituted in 2007 to honor the memory and legacy of this remarkable husband, father, and Greene Scholar parent. This annual scholarship is awarded to the top GSP Senior who exemplifies exceptional leadership and character, demonstrates intellectual curiosity, and shows stellar participation in the Greene Scholars Program.

Past recipients are:
2014: Austin Drake
2013: Rebeka Seleshi
2012: Bryson Young
2011: Megan Gage
2010: Charity Hawkins
2009: James Hill III
2008: Kathryn Daniels
2007: Amie Sulaiman

Rosie Mae Masters was an extraordinary mother and a remarkable role model. Wise. Kind. Self-less. No nonsense. She instilled in her children a commitment to social justice and a clear understanding that education is the way to ensure a life well lived. Mrs. Masters is the mother of the founder of the GSP, Debra Watkins. The Rosie Mae Masters Memorial Scholarship was instituted in 2008 to honor her memory. The recipient of this scholarship demonstrates how they will continue Mrs. Masters’ legacy.

Past recipients are:
2014: Auston Anderson
2013: Rebeka Seleshi
2012: Christopher Pratt & Alesha Cox-Harris
2011: Aaron Anderson & Martina Morales
2010: Charity Hawkins & Aaron Rhetta
2009: Brittany Johnson
2008: Andrea Grant 

Henry Gage Sr. passed away in January of 2013. The family decided the best way to honor a man who spent his career striving to help African American students achieve the dream of a college education, would be to create a scholarship in his honor.

Past recipients are:
2014: Austin Drake and Rahel Mengistu

The Avant Foundation Scholarship was instituted in 2012 to recognize the graduating senior who demonstrates consistently positive character traits or lights up a room with positive energy.

Past recipients are:
2014: Afari La-Anyane
2012: Christopher Pratt

The Google Scholarship was instituted in 2014 to recognize the graduating senior who has a supeior GPA and plans to pursue a STEM degree.

Past recipients are:
2014: Jacob Amedie

The Oracle Scholarship was instituted in 2014 to recognize the graduating senior who we expect to be a trailblazer, entering a STEM field in which women and minorities are underrepresented.

Past recipients are:
2014: Rahel Mengistu

The Laura Ann Dunn-Hill Memorial Scholarship was instituted in 2008 to honor the memory and legacy of a phenomenal person by providing financial support to an African-American, college-bound GSP Scholar who has excelled academically, developed a personal, strong sense of faith, culture and community and is committed to the service of others. Henry Taylor (previous CAAAE Chairman) and his family sponsor this annual scholarship.

Past recipients are:
2010: Charity Hawkins & Aaron Rhetta
2009: Brittany Johnson
2008: Andrea Grant 

The 100 BLACK MEN of Silicon Valley is an organization dedicated to helping African American youth by providing scholarships and mentoring. In addition, they promote health & wellness, entrepreneurship, networking and economic development in order to improve the quality of life for all in our local communities.

Previous GSP winners include:

Megan Gage & Aaron Anderson
Aaron Rhetta, Charity Hawkins, & Alexandria Wroblewski
2009: James Hill III
2008: Kathryn Daniels (Top Scholar), Kayla Pitre (MESA), Sara Tsegaye, & Lavon Gray
2007: Amie Sulaiman (Top Scholar), Ayiesha Williams, & JaNayla Osby
2006: Krystina Daniels (Top Scholar), & Lauren Pinkston
2005: Yha'Mourhia Wright, Derric Bynum, Stephon Striplin, & Kennetra Mays
2004: Jamon Osby & Jelani Young

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