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College Coach Resource Page

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

Monthly Goals + Resources

🎯 Monthly Goals 🎯

  • Milestone 11 – Accept Your Admission Offer
  • Milestone 12 – Create A College Transition Plan 

Head over to our College-Ready Milestones page to learn more about available resources and deadlines. 

Resources & Scholarships

  • This month, we’re including a list of scholarships with May deadlines—however, we always recommend finding local scholarships since students will have higher chances of receiving those awards.


Read the latest Coach newsletter!

Webinar Recordings!

📣 ScholarMatch & uAspire: Financial Aid Offer Review 

This training will show you the power of analyzing aid offers and give you the tools, knowledge, and language to support students with this critical step in the financial aid process. Recording Link

📣 Managing Finances & Budgeting in College

This coach-led webinar provides guidance for financial discussions families should have before students head to campus, mapping out a budget and plan for handling expenses, resources to help along the way, and tips from current students. Recording Link 

Onboarding Timeline

To be considered for regular matching:
May 31: 
All onboarding materials must be submitted
June 1: Off boarding begins

Community - Connect With Other Coaches

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

Class of 2024 Corner

Below are some quick links, action items, and resources to help you during your first month of working with your c/o 2024 student!

  • Do you have skills or expertise related to the college application process that would be valuable to our community? If so, we would love for you to join our Varsity College Coach Roster
You can also find this information and more on our Newsletter!

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

Have questions? We’ve created this guide that can point you in the right direction.

Data Tracking & Reporting Needs: Submit your coach report for July here!  Read through this document for more details.

Volunteer Handbook: Review the volunteer handbook for any questions about our college access program!

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

College Ready Milestones

Please note that the milestone deadlines are suggested. If a deadline has passed, know that there is still time to submit the milestone forms. If your student has completed a milestone, please encourage them to mark it as completed on the College-Ready Milestones page. Each milestone has resources to help students navigate each step of the process.


Student Communication and Engagement

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.


2023-2024 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!

Unresponsive Student Protocol

Please review the Unresponsive Student Protocol Document below if you think your student qualifies as “unresponsive” and you have attempted to contact them via text, phone call, and email at least once a week for 4 or more weeks and haven’t received a response.