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Scholars Program

Our Scholars Program provides scholarships and support services all the way to college graduation.



Students in ScholarMatch’s Destination College programs are invited to apply to our Scholars Program, our college success program, which includes advising, career mentoring, and financial support from one of our scholarship partners.

To be eligible, students must be planning on attending a 4-year college, be the first in their family to attend college, complete ScholarMatch’s College-Ready Milestones, and have an EFC of under $20,000. Preference is given to students who are Pell Eligible.

Applications for the class of 2023 are now closed.



How it works

Personalized Advising

Scholars are matched with a college advisor, a ScholarMatch staff member who will support students with all things college.

Career Mentoring

Scholars learn career readiness skills, attend career workshops, and work with volunteer career coaches to receive support in creating professional documents, finding internships, and building their professional networks.

Financial Support

The Scholars Program provides flexible funding up to $5,000 a year. All scholars receive $2,000 a year for School-Related Expenses and can use up to $3,000 in Flexible Funding to support other needs for their persistence and success. Flexible Funding supports career development, loan repayment, and emergencies.

How to Apply


  • Eligible Destination College participants who have completed required milestones and ScholarMatch interactions will be invited to apply to the Scholars Program via email. 


  • Complete the application using our scholarship guide.


  • Submit your application by March 31, 2023 11:59pm PST.



January 31: Information session

February 6: Application opens

March 2: Application Workshop & FAQ

March 31: Application closes

April 11:  Student Interview Overview webinar

April 12: Interview selection notifications sent

April 17 to 27: Virtual interviews

May 5: Selected scholars notified

May 19: Deadline for students to accept scholarship offer


Please read the following policies regarding duplicative services.

Duplicative – persistence support: If students will receive scholarships with extensive persistence support (e.g. Posse, Fiat Lux,etc) similar to our program we ask that students choose one program to avoid duplication of services. This allows ScholarMatch to select a student who is not receiving extensive holistic persistence and financial support.




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