Last year, I announced that we were launching the Collegewise Scholarship Program to formally assist under-resourced students with their college application process. We were thrilled with the results. 27 students joined the program. Together with their assigned Collegewise counselors, they built their college lists, worked on their essays, and presented their very best applications for admissions consideration. In addition to being admitted to a variety of schools, from the University of Chicago, Birmingham-Southern, and UC San Diego to Hood College and Duke, four of those students became finalists for QuestBridge’s National College Match, a program that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation’s most selective colleges.
I’m excited to announce that the application for the Collegewise Scholarship Program for the class of 2020 is now open. These scholarships are intended for U.S. students (including DACA students) with limited means who will be seniors this fall and would benefit from working one-on-one with a college counselor. The application deadline is June 16, and we’re evaluating the applications on a rolling basis. Much as rolling deadlines work in college admissions, there’s no guarantee that space will continue to be available right up to the deadline. So there’s an admissions benefit to applying early.
Counselors, if you work with a student who fits the above criteria, I hope you’ll encourage them to apply. All of the details and the application can be found here.