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Monthly Goals + Resources

Monthly Goals

  • Milestone 1: Confirm if students have signed their program agreement with their parent or legal guardian. If they haven’t received a program agreement, please have them email us at advising@scholarmatch.org. Submitting the signed program agreement is a required step in order to participate in our program.
  • Milestone 2Explore College Fit and Match: Support students in exploring what they are looking for in a college and research colleges that will challenge them academically.

Resources

Announcements

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Questbridge Scholarship Info Session

August 4 – How to Earn a Full Ride to Top Colleges – 3:00 pm (PST)
August 11 – How to Earn a Full Ride to Top Colleges – 6:00 pm (PST)

We hope you are enjoying your summer! Our friends at QuestBridge are preparing for the upcoming 2022 National College Match, and we invite you to SIGN UP HERE for their upcoming information sessions.

Upcoming uAspire Financial Aid Webinars & Trainings!

September 13 – FAFSA Completion Part 1 – 1:30 pm (PST)
September 20 – FAFSA Completion Part 2 – 1:30 pm (PST)

October 3 – CSS Profile Completion Part 1 – 1:30 pm (PST)
October 6 – CSS Profile Completion Part 2 – 1:30 pm (PST)

We’re planning a few webinars with our partners over at uAspire, a nationally recognized organization supporting financial aid navigation. Virtual seating is limited, however we will record the webinars and share them with you via our College Toolkit. If you’re interested in attending the live webinars, please complete the form HERE and we’ll be in touch. 

Coach-Led Webinars!

If you are knowledgeable coach interested in leading a webinar or participating in a panel discussion, we are currently accepting webinar interest forms for the 2022-23 program year. We are looking forward to working more closely with our coach community to offer students holistic support that meets their diverse needs.

Throughout this program year, we will be covering topics relevant to the college admissions timeline, advising first-generation college students, building rapport and trust with students, individual student milestones, and more.

If you are interested in leading a webinar, please apply HERE.

Community & Support Platforms

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

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. 

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: Submit your coach report for July here!  Read through this document for more details.

 

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.

2021-2022 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!

Give the Gift of College

We deeply value and appreciate all of you! We simply couldn’t do this work without the dedication and commitment of so many folks who show up to support our students, rain or shine. If you’re in a position to support our work financially, we hope you’ll consider a gift to ScholarMatch this summer to help make college possible for even more students across the country. THANK YOU!