Power of YOU (POY)

POY Mission

The mission of the Power of YOU program is to expand college access, improve student performance and close achievement gaps.

What is the Power of YOU?

The Power of YOU also referred to as POY is an academic support and scholarship program that provides intensive student advising, community engagement and leadership opportunities to all participants. We offer tuition-free degree completion, an advisor assigned to you until you complete your degree and assistance mitigating barriers toward your academic goals.

Am I Eligible to Apply?

  • Are you a current senior in High School? Will you graduate in the spring of 2021?
  • Did you graduate from high school in the Spring, 2019 or Spring, 2020 and have not yet attended College? If so, 
  • This is a 2 in 1 application! Once you complete the POY application, you have completed the application for Minneapolis College and there is no application fee!
  • All are encouraged to apply. However, low income students are given preference for admission.

Submit the 2021-2022 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov and complete the entire financial aid process this means check your email for information from Minneapolis College’s Financial Aid Department as often as possible or until you receive an award letter.

Application information

Important Information

For More Information, Please Contact Us:

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Arcelle Taylor
Director, The Power of YOU
612-659-6171
powerofyou@minneapolis.edu

Power of YOU Staff

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Matthew Huberty

Weekly Drop In Zoom Hours:

  • Tuesdays | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
  • Fridays | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Just click on my Zoom link to join. 
  • Make an appointment through Navigate.
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Margot Howard

Weekly Drop In Zoom Hours:

  • Tuesdays | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Fridays | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Just click on my Zoom link to join. 
  • Make an appointment through Navigate.
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Bory Chhunn

Weekly Drop In Zoom Hours:

  • Mondays | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Thursdays | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.,
  • Just click on my Zoom link
  • Make an appointment through Navigate.