Asset 1ScholarMatch

College Coach Resource Page

Welcome to your one-stop-shop for volunteering with ScholarMatch!

Monthly Goals + Resources

Monthly Goals

  • Milestone 1 — Welcome: Confirm if students have signed their program agreement with their parent or legal guardian.
  • Milestone 2 – Building a College List
  • Milestone 3 – Prepare for the SAT/ACT
  • Milestone 4 – Build A Scholarship List
  • Milestone 6 – Draft College Essays



Read the latest Coach newsletter! If you’re interested in reading the student newsletters, click the link below:

  1. DCSF/Kayne Destination College Student Newsletter
  2. CollegePoint Student Newsletter

FAFSA & Financial Aid Goals

Do you have questions about financial aid? We recommend reaching out to our Varsity Coaches and visiting our college toolkit to review resources available for Financial Aid. We recommend that you support your students in gathering the necessary documents required to submit their applications. Our recommended deadline for students to submit their financial aid applications is December 15th.

COVID-19 Counselor Toolkit

This kit contains information regarding resources, opportunities, information, and updates to better assist and inform students and their families.

Haven’t Been Matched Yet? Read this: Our Matching Update

This document will be updated monthly throughout at least August 2020, and provide a sense of how far along we are in processing our new class of 2021 students. We hope this provides some context around this year’s matching timeline.

Community & Support Platforms

To access passwords, learn more about and take advantage of platforms available to you as a ScholarMatch college coach, CLICK HERE!

Upcoming Events

Immigrants Rising Webinars

  • Immigrant Rising Part 2: Thursday October 29, 2020 3-4PM PST. Register here

Application Overview Webinar

Monday November 9rd from 4-5 PM PDT our team will be leading a webinar to review the components of the CSU and UC applications. We’ll highlight tools to support you and your students through each application and discuss strategies to prevent common errors. Register here

Office Hours: November

We are hosting optional virtual office hours for volunteers to connect with SM staff and one another! They will be held on:

These office hours are drop in style, so feel free to join to ask a quick question or join us for the entire hour. These office hours are not recorded, but the goal is to offer another place for coaches to check in with us, build community, and get some questions answered!

College Toolkit

The College Toolkit is our resource bank/archive documents, guides, and links on topics as wide ranging as how to build a balance college list, how to submit the FAFSA, scholarship lists, and more.

If you have resources you think should be added to the toolkit, we’d love to consider them!

Quick Links

Data Tracking & Reporting Needs: For students in C/O 2021 you will only need to submit Coach Reports. Read through this document for more details.

Milestones: Students are required to submit their College Ready Milestones, along with occasional other check-ins. Review the new milestones here.

Student Support Playbook: Review the playbook before your first conversation with students!


College Ready Milestones

You’re encouraged to look through our Milestones page for an overview of the year’s work ahead!

Please note that the majority of these dates represent only a suggested deadline to help keep you and your students on track – we recognize that each student has different needs and works through the process at a different pace.


Student Communication and Engagement

Helpful Student Communication Guides

Have you been matched with a student who isn’t responding? Has your scholar gone radio silent after you began working together? Is your student rescheduling all your meetings? We know from precedent that this unfortunately happens with a small number of our students each year, so we’ve created a few guides to help you out and clarify our expectations.

2020-2021 Program Calendar

Training Modules

Feel free to review the Training Modules and Onboarding if you need a refresher, especially as the relevant phases of of the admissions process (list-building, personal statement editing, etc.) roll around!

San Francisco Convening 2019 Materials

Weren’t able to make it to the Convening?

No problem! 

Click here to review the presentations covered during the 2019 Volunteer Convening in San Francisco, CA