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Kayne Destination College

Free 1-on-1 college counseling and a pathway to game-changing college support.


Free college admission support and a pathway to continued support in college

Kayne Destination College (KDC) is a ScholarMatch program for Los Angeles students who are the first in their family to go to college. KDC supports students through the college application process with free, 1:1 college counseling offered both in-person and virtually. KDC participants are invited to apply to Kayne Scholars and other ScholarMatch college support programs for robust support through college.

How It Works

Apply: High school juniors are invited to apply beginning November 1st.

Meet Your Coach: Students are matched with a College Coach who works with the student via phone, email and text for the year as they apply to college. Students may also receive drop-in support at the ScholarMatch’s LA College Center.

Milestones: Students complete their “College Ready Milestones” to apply to college.

Apply to Continue Support: Spring of senior year, eligible students who complete their Milestones can apply to ScholarMatch’s college program as a Kayne Scholar or other scholarship partner.

College Support: Students who are accepted to continue with ScholarMatch as a Kayne Scholar or another scholarship partner will receive advising, financial support and career mentoring all the way to college graduation.


Kayne Destination College
Class of 2021 students from the greater Los Angeles area who will be the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree in college and have a 3.0+ GPA are invited to apply to Kayne Destination College.

Kayne Scholars
Students who complete the KDC program will be invited to apply to Kayne Scholars if they are: a Pell-eligible, first-generation college student with an interest in attending a UC or CSU institution to study STEM or Business.

Visit Us

Our Los Angeles College Center is located in Boyle Heights and is a free resource open to the community. We offer workshops, 1:1 meetings by appointment, and drop-in hours for students and families to work on all things college admission!

1852 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033



Learn more about the college application process by building your college list with the ScholarMatcher, and reviewing the College Ready Milestones on our student resource page.

Get Started

Ready to get started on your college journey?
Apply for Kayne Destination College with the Student Interest Form below! It will take approximately 10-15 min to complete. Students will be admitted beginning early March 2020.

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