Power of YOU

The Power of YOU

POY Mission

The Power of YOU expands college access, improves student performance, and closes opportunity gaps.

What is the Power of YOU?

The Power of YOU is an academic support and scholarship program that provides individual student advising, community, and financial support to students in need. If your grants don’t cover your tuition, Power of YOU pays the rest for you. We pair you with a College Navigator who will help you navigate college life. Our College Navigators have low caseloads which allows them to give individualized support. We also support students with funding for purchasing textbooks and obtaining a bus pass as needed.

Am I Eligible to Apply?

Power of YOU is for recent high school graduates. Applicants need to have graduated from high school no more than one year before starting Power of YOU and cannot have attended another college after high school. This means if you want to start in Fall 2023, you must have graduated high school between June 2022 and June 2023.

Current Minneapolis College students can apply during their first semester at the college and must still meet the above requirements. Please see separate application process below.

Power of YOU Staff

man smiling

Matthew Huberty

College Navigator

Megan Hoff

Megan Hoff

College Navigator

woman standing

Margot Howard

Director of Pathway Programs

  • Power of YOU 
  • Destination Diploma to Degree (D3)
  • PSEO Advising