ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP ACADEMY
The Scholarship Academy’s mission is to be the premier higher education planning resource advancing students beyond financial aid obstacles to achieve scholastic goals at accredited colleges, universities and technical institutions.
“Transforming Average Students Into Exemplary Models of Leadership, Scholarship And Servanthood”
What We Do
The Scholarship Academy is the nation’s only curriculum-based scholarship preparatory program that trains low-income, first generation students how to use the principles of leadership, entrepreneurship and civic engagement to reduce student loan debt and increase eligibility for entry level positions.
WHY WE DO IT
$26,600 – That’s the average debt facing college grads. With college tuition upwards of $25,000 and the average student receiving only $2815 in aid, college is viewed as an obstacle instead of an opportunity for our target families. At The Scholarship Academy, we are acutely aware of the fact that the average guidance counselor only has 38 minutes to helps students explore financial aid options. In contrast, Scholarship Academy students receive on-average 8 hours of intense scholarship prep support to help them build solid scholarship brands, identify tailored scholarship/internship resources, and craft winning applications.
SCHOLARSHIP ACADEMY QUICK FACTS
Our average Student debt reduction is $14,000 per academic year reducing the need for loans by over 50% per academic school year
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Private scholarship awards ranging from
$5,000 to $350,000
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Times are hard, paying for college shouldn’t be. Find out about our programs that can make paying for college much easier.
The Virtual Scholarship Center is an online platform designed for college access providers to allow students to build a strategic plan unique to each individual. The curriculum-based structure identifies core scholarship eligibility enhancers for students to build profiles and track their progression toward a debt-free degree. — Read More
FOR SCHOOLS AND ORGANIZATIONS
The I Am College Material Program collaborates with youth-based organizations to offer curriculum-based scholarship prep sessions designed to help students identify their scholarship profiles, successfully navigate the scholarship application process, and craft winning essays. The “I am College Material” program is also offered nationally via our Scholarship Lunches, Workshops series and a one-day intensive boot camp version throughout the year for organizations. — Read More
FOR COUNSELORS & ADVISORS
The Scholarship Prep Institute is a train-the-trainer series designed to transform college access providers in to Certified Scholarship Consultants. The accredited curriculum teaches how to tackle obstacles like GPA, financial status, and social backgrounds to help students close the gaps in their financial aid packages. Enrolled college access providers learn to help students break down the scholarship acquisition process into realistic terms. — Read More
The Debt-Free College Degree Zone is for college student looking for ways to pay for school with out going deep into debt.
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