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

Volunteer Recruitment!

 

 

We Need Your Help! 

In the last year, ScholarMatch provided free, personalized college admissions counseling to over 1,300 under-resourced high school seniors from the class of 2023. Now, we invite YOU to be a part of our impactful work! As we gear up for our 2024-2025 Destined for College program, we’re seeking to support even more students. Join us in spreading the word; encourage your friends, family, and connections to join the cause and become college coaches too! Together, let’s make a meaningful impact.

How to Help

1. Refer to our Referral Toolkit
2. Share our volunteer opportunity with your networks

 

Refer Interested Volunteers to Our Upcoming Info Sessions! 

For those who are interested but would like to learn more, please direct them to our upcoming DC Info Sessions! The Zoom links and our recorded session is posted below:

DC Info Session Recording: Passcode: $5&N^tz4

May 2nd, 4-5pm PST

June 11th, 12-1pm PST

Monthly Goals + Resources + Announcements

Read the latest Coach newsletter!

Want to be Matched Early for 2024?

Interested in being matched early for the next program year? To be eligible for early matching, submit the new onboarding module, a new coach profile, and complete your background check before April 30th! 

Let us know whether or not you’ll be volunteering next year by completing our Returner Intent Form.

🎯 Monthly Goals 🎯

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 April & May deadlines—however, we always recommend finding local scholarships since students will have higher chances of receiving those awards. Along with this, Immigrants Rising has a scholarship list for undocumented students.

 

Webinars!

Coach Coffee Chats!

We’ve change our Office Hours to a more informal “Coffee Chat”. Join us on Wednesday, April 17th from 2-3pm PST to chat with ScholarMatch staff and other coaches regarding any questions you may have about advising, finding resources, or just for a quick pulse check. Coffee is not required, but we hope you’ll drop-in!

 

Some Recorded Webinars & Training Opportunities!

We are partnering with uAspire to provide financial aid training webinars for this program year. Missed the live Webinars? That’s alright! We have you covered with the recording below:

FAFSA Resources Webinar (provided by NACAC)

FAFSA Resources

Upcoming Coach Led Webinars!

First-generation students have unique needs applying to college and succeeding once they are accepted. First-generation scholars and those who support them will share their experiences and advice on best practices supporting and empowering our next educational leaders. A short Q&A will be available at the end.

Volunteer With Us Next Year!

We hosted an info session for current coaches. This session covered program updates for next year. Please see below for the recording! Click here to watch the recording! Passcode: 62r@Ln@#

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!

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!

Quick Links

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

2023-2024 Program Calendar

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.

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!

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.

 

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