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Scholars Program

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


Students in ScholarMatch’s Destined for College program are invited to apply to our Scholars Program – a support program from high school graduation through college graduation that includes academic advising, career mentoring, and financial support from one of our scholarship partners. 

To be eligible, you must:

  • Complete the following eight ScholarMatch’s College-Ready Milestones: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Have met with your College Coach at least five times
  • Have an SAI under $20,000 (preference is given to students who are Pell Eligible or have an SAI of $0)
  • Plan on attending a four-year college
  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent/guardian has a bachelor’s degree) 


Applications for the class of 2024 will open on February 5th, 2024


How it works

Personalized College Advising

Scholars are matched with a college advisor, a ScholarMatch staff member who supports scholars with all things college, including picking classes, accessing campus resources, paying your tuition bill, and finding your people.

Career Mentoring

Scholars learn career readiness skills, attend career workshops, and work with volunteer career coaches to receive support with creating a resume, finding internships, and building your professional networks.

Financial Support

The Scholars Program provide scholarship funding between $8,000 and $20,000. Scholarships can be used to pay for school-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

How to Apply


  • Eligible Destined for College participants who have completed required milestones and ScholarMatch interactions will be invited to apply to the Scholars Program via email invitation. Please check your email for invitation stating you are eligible to apply before starting application.



  • Submit your application by March 29, 2024 11:59 p.m. (PST).



January 30: Information session

February 5: Application opens

February 13: Application Workshop & FAQ

March 29: Application closes

April 12:  Interview selection notifications sent

April 16: Student Interview Overview webinar

April 20: Virtual interviews

May 6: Selected scholars notified

May 13: 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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