Scholarships and Financial Aid

MiOra Students Submitted 4 Abstracts to the USC Moving Targets LA Symposium

Congratulations to: Jason Alvarez from STEM Academy Hollywood, Nikhil Chakravarty from Granada Hills Charter High School, Nada Dalati from Walnut High School, Sergio Guido from Compton High School, Lili Jimenez-Duran from Cal State Fullerton, Kimberly Felix from Cal State Los Angeles Sila Koksal from Trakya University Jamie Rae Weisenberg from Syracuse University for submitting their research/public health findings to this Symposium.      We thank Lucy Baden from UCLA Masters of Applied Statistics for her statistical expertise, and of course none of this would be possible without our mentors and teachers. Thank you Prof. Dr. Margie Morgan from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA and Vice Principal Esther Dabagyan from STEM Academy of Hollywood.

NEW PARTNERSHIP: AAP-CA2, American Academy of Pediatrics California Chapter 2

NEW PARTNERSHIP: MiOra Nonprofit Foundation ( is partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) California Chapter 2 ( to provide mentorship and scholarships to promising high school students interested in Healthcare and STEM in the Los Angeles, Kern, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Riverside and Ventura Counties.  The AAP-CA2 Medicine-Biological Sciences Scholarship Program was established in 1995 by Dr. Ed Curry, a practicing Pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente Fontana, California and has awarded over 65 scholarships to promising high school seniors. Please check out the scholarship on their Charitable Donations Page: We thank Dr. Tomas Torices, the current Executive Director of AAP-CA2 for being the catalyzer...[Read More]

Financial Aid Information

Each year, colleges and universities spend approximately 3 million hours verifying FAFSA information, including income and tax return data; about two million Pell Grant-eligible students do not fill out the FAFSA; financial hardships keep millions from applying. The U.S. Education Department is taking further steps to help stop this. Colleges can now verify tax return info when students apply electronically, using data retrieved from the IRS, and financial aid application can be submitted starting October rather than January. Please check the link below for details.

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