Service to others has long been a part of Muhammad Farhan Babar’s life

“Volunteering has always been a big thing for me,” said the 18-year-old Early Identification Program (EIP) graduate and aspiring computer science major from Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia. “It’s just something I do and it’s really shaped my personality. It’s changed me a lot. It’s shaped how I think, who I am and how I view life.” 

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This freshman isn’t playing it safe

Hazel Cartagena, an incoming freshman at George Mason University, has already taken to heart a piece of advice she received from the university. Well, not from the university specifically, but from some of the faculty she met through Mason’s Early Identification Program (EIP).

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High school graduates head to Mason with scholarships, thanks to Early Identification Program

“As a district, we are grateful for the EIP partnership with George Mason University,” said Eileen Ruzicka, FCPS’s EIP Liaison.  “It has increased access and support for FCPS middle and high school students who are from populations that are historically underrepresented on college campuses, especially those who face challenges caused by poverty, racism and lack of access to resources.”

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EIP featured in ABC7 video article spotlight on education

ABC7’s most recent spotlight on education focused on the Early Identification Program and two of our alumna Marjorie Lopez Morillo and Katherine Chiari

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