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 will open on February 6, 2023.
How it works
Scholars are matched with a college advisor, a ScholarMatch staff member who will support students with all things college.
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.
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.
SCHOLARS PROGRAM IMPORTANT DATES
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.