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Happy Halloween from ScholarMatch!

Wishing you a Happy Halloween from the ScholarMatch team!






Student Spotlight

“I was volunteering in a small rural clinic in the outskirts of Volcán Tajumulco in Tejutla, Guatemala—the village where my parents are from—and witnessed a live birth for the first time. I cried, of course. This single moment allowed me to realize the beauty of life and the incredible process of bringing another life into this world.”


From a young age, Luz (Lucy) Perez knew she wanted to positively impact the lives of others. Her experience witnessing a live birth was a defining moment in her life, one that compelled her to pursue a career in nursing. Today, Luz is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania who has bold aspirations to diversify the healthcare field. Read Luz’s feature on the Penn Nursing Blog to learn how she is paving a bright future for herself – and her community!

Career Coach Opportunity

Join ScholarMatch next spring as a Career Coach and mentor a college student as they prepare to launch their career!


We’re thrilled to share a new volunteer opportunity to support our college students with their career development. As a Career Coach, you’ll provide invaluable support to help our students build their resume, prepare for interviews, learn about different career industries, and gain the confidence and social support needed to enter the workforce.

Why you should be a ScholarMatch Career Coach:
💼  This volunteer opportunity is entirely remote! Support a college student from anywhere around the globe.

💼  Share your industry knowledge with students eager to learn more about you and your career path.

💼  Time commitment is short (only 2 check-in’s per month for 3 months) but incredibly impactful for our students.

💼  Training is provided to support you in supporting your student! We’ll share resources and tips to make sure you have everything you need.

Required Reading

  • University of California receives pressure to drop its SAT requirement by groups alleging that the test discriminates against disadvantaged students (Los Angeles Times)
  • Here’s an interactive map that illustrates college degree attainment by race and geography (Center for American Progress)
  • Colleges are looking at student data to help them rank their prospects (Washington Post)
  • Do colleges truly understand what students want from them? (Harvard Business Review)