Resources for low income students

Updated: 5 days ago



Cost should not be a reason for you to be hesitant to pursue an education. I offer limited sessions pro bono to those who quality (continue reading for more info) and have linked scholarships that support low income students. I will work to keep this list updated.


Descriptions are taken from each organization's website or Wikipedia.


Scholarships

  • QuestBridge is a national nonprofit based in Palo Alto, California that connects the nation's most exceptional students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education and further life opportunities.

  • Gates Millenium Scholarship Program is an academic scholarship award and program for higher education, available to high-achieving ethnic minority students in the United States. It is funded by Microsoft founder Bill Gates through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation exists to bring better to the world through investment in exceptional students who are dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others.

  • The Pell Grant is a subsidy the U.S. federal government provides for students who need it to pay for college.

  • The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.

  • Colleges may offer financial aid. I recommend applying to schools that are need-blind and offer financial aid on a need-based basis. This is a great list to get you started.

Find additional scholarships through these search platforms: Cappex, FastWeb, Naviance.


College prep guidance


I offer special *extreme* discount packages and a limited number of one-on-one sessions pro bono. In order to apply for this opportunity, please send an email to mycollegelead@gmail.com with the following:

  1. A brief paragraph (300 words or less) describing your financial situation and why you would need sessions for free  

  2. A 1 minute video (can be filmed from your phone or webcam) where you introduce yourself and why you want to go to college in the US

  3. Your budget - how much you are able to pay (this helps me to keep this website running!)


If you have any questions, just send me an email at mycollegelead@gmail.com.


Cheers!

Kristen

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