Scholars Program

Pro bono college advising for lower-income and first-generation students.

Applications for the 2022-2023 cycle closed on July 5th and applicants were notified of their decision via email on July 19th.

100 Exceptional Students

Completely Free

Detailed College App Guidance

Peer to Peer Engagement

Committed to Inclusivity and Diversity

Excellent Support

Introducing our Class of 2023 Scholars

  • Aaliyah Ehiemua
  • Al Nahiyan
  • Alani Nixon
  • Amann Patel
  • Aronoel Matthews
  • Austin Sehlinger
  • Ayo Ogunade
  • Bao Le
  • Bianca Lobban
  • Chigozirim Ifebi
  • Conare Lucas
  • Connie Huang
  • Corinna Rivera
  • Devansh Taliyan
  • Divine-Favour Akinbobola
  • Dunya Afshar
  • Elizabeth Lin
  • Fatoumata Calliste
  • Fiza Sharma
  • Fthia Yousif
  • Gileah Joseph
  • Giselle Jenkins-Cruz
  • Hannah Leach
  • Harlande Lamour
  • Heiryn Hernandez Rojas
  • Honesty Poland
  • Isabella Ahn
  • Ivan Mata
  • Iwinosa Ugbo
  • Jamey Becker
  • Jaun Diego Lara
  • Jayln Robinson
  • Jennifer Ramirez-Mendoza
  • Jesse Barnes
  • Julie Hatano
  • Karim El Sedfy
  • Kiara Pekah
  • Kierstin Gehres
  • Kieu Nguyen
  • Kinsey Douglas
  • Koury Khalloufi
  • Landes Strange
  • Leopold Hoang
  • Lia Gonzalez
  • Luisanna Berbesi
  • Manzura Zokhidjonova
  • Maria Paola Chow Lomeli
  • Mariana Nunez
  • Mason Prouty
  • Melody Brizuela
  • Mohamed Amer
  • Mohamed Soliman
  • Natalie Delgado
  • Nathanael Weber
  • Nayounghee Tuetkin
  • Oscar Nieto Leyva
  • Princess Ugo Nkele
  • Raquel Paz Bergia
  • Rewan Elbebawy
  • Rewan Tarek
  • Riya Dabbikar
  • Roaa Elfishawy
  • Ruijia Zhang
  • Sadek Mohammed
  • Samantha Amador
  • Samirakhon Makhkamjonova
  • Sarah Baselews
  • Sarina Huang
  • Serene Khalil
  • Sophia Cheng
  • Sorenity Hayes
  • Stephanie Aiddoo
  • Tala Hamadeesa
  • Tiffany Nguyen
  • Trinity Lowman-Bokan
  • Varisha Chadha
  • Vasudev Sarraf
  • Victoria Bosch
  • Yash Negi
  • Youssef Eldershabi
  • Zylayah Williams

How It Works

The Scholars Program was designed to bolster our commitment to equity and accessibility in higher education. Each year, the program provides free, comprehensive admissions support to 100 high school students with demonstrated financial need. Those students are often also first-generation college applicants and/or from historically underrepresented communities. 

Each Scholar is matched with a primary advisor who provides dedicated support on all aspects of the admissions process. Throughout the year, the Scholar will work with their advisor to develop their essays, prepare for interviews, finalize their college list, and more. Scholars will also attend a series of webinars designed to guide them through every application milestone. 

The Scholars Program is designed to help each student develop their Common Application or Coalition Application, as well as 1-2 school-specific supplements. However, we recognize that each student’s needs will vary, and we are committed to supporting the individual needs of each Scholar throughout their admissions journey. 


Skye Carson
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

It was amazing. My advisor made me feel comfortable and supported me the entire way through.

Rohan Kumar

I think my experience as a whole was a success. I got a lot of constructive feedback from my advisors and it really helped me with my applications. I really appreciate all the help and support I received. In the end, I am happy that I chose ChollegeAdvisor and would definitely recommend it to others.

Slade Natale
University of California – Irvine

First off, my experience was very straighforward and smooth. The price is affordable especially considering the amount of work and time that you receive, not to mention the benefits provided by each plan. There are frequent check ins so you can review the work accomplished you have accomplished and my advisor would be on top of planning next steps for me. When writing my college essays, my advisor did not do the work for me but rather helped guide me to success. I would highly recommend all students applying to college use this recourse.

Mateo Garcia
Purdue University

My advisor has been more than able to work with me on whatever I needed help with, be that: organizing my applications, searching for scholarships, or finding financial aid. Video meetings went smoothly and I was able to make a college choice I can be confident in as a result of my advisor.

Applications Are Closed for the 2022-2023 Scholars Program

Applicants were notified of their decision via email on July 19th.