Not your average college tour

Unlike most college tours, CAP offers students the rare opportunity to travel to different college campuses and become a part of the college life for a week. The participants receive dorm housing and meals, sit in on class sessions, and attend events while visiting the schools. Students also meet with academic advisors regarding admission opportunities.

Maurice Williams

Hometown: Oakland, CA
College: Stillman College

Maurice graduated from Stillman College with a BA in History, in 2007. He attended Pepperdine University in 2008, graduating with a MA in Public Policy in 2010.

Sherice Nelson

Hometown: Oakland, CA
College: Johnson C. Smith University

Sherice Nelson graduated from Holy Names High School in 2005. She graduated from Stillman with degrees in English and History in 2008.

Zubida Bakheit

Hometown: Oakland, CA
College: Johnson C. Smith University

Zubida provides her personal narrative about her CAP experience: “First, I would like to give the highest honors and credit to…

What is the College Awareness Program?

The College Awareness Program is a community based program that encourages, recruits and places high school students into Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other colleges related to the Presbyterian Church USA.

In their own words

Making my decision to join the College Awareness Program solidified a gateway to countless opportunities and a new found perspective on what it means to achieve.
Jade Mapp
Shaw University