Scholars Program

Pro bono college advising for lower-income and first-generation students, who are rising seniors (12th grade) in high school.

Applications are closed for the 2023-2024 Scholars Program. Decisions will be released via email by the end of July 2023.

80+ Exceptional Students

Completely Free

Detailed College App Guidance

Peer to Peer Engagement

Committed to Inclusivity and Diversity

Excellent Support

Last Year’s Class of 2023 Scholars Received Acceptances to…

  • Princeton University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Brown University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • Saint Louis University
  • Monmouth University
  • Rice University
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • St. Francis College
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • New York University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Michigan
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Mercer University
  • Florida State University

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 80+ 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 for the 2023-2024 Scholars Program are now closed.

Decisions will be released via email by the end of July.