Life Changing Commitment
Scholarship Academy students learn how to negotiate their financial aid packages, manage their financial awards (in preparation for tuition increases), create scholarship brag projects, and independently navigate the private scholarship market beyond our support, tools that reduce debt and increase the likelihood of graduation.
Since our inception in 2006, we’ve helped students secure more than $15 million in private funding sources (average student GPA is a 2.75). On average, our students reduce their loan debt by $14,000. Our students’ resumes boast features on Oprah, Ebony, and US News and World Report for their efforts.
TSA helps to reduce debt by targeting three main components
- An increase student and family early awareness of the financial aid process through our 4-year college funding planning
- Enhanced student eligibility for financial aid by exposing them to scholarship portfolio skill-building using leadership and service
- Increased capacity for students and college access providers to partner to identify tailored scholarship resources to enable them to transition into a financially secure adulthood