The Private Prep Scholarship Program

Our Scholarship Program

It’s simple. We believe hard-working students–no matter their financial status–deserve the opportunity to maximize their potential and achieve their educational goals.

The Private Prep Scholarship Program places high-achieving students from low-income or underserved backgrounds with individual tutors. Our expert admissions coaches work with them to navigate the test prep and college application process and ultimately gain admission to best-fit colleges.

The scholarship provides:

  • An initial consultation with a director as well as ongoing support for any questions that arise throughout the process
  • Up to 6 months of weekly sessions with a live online tutor (in-person, subject to availability)
  • Materials for independent work assignments in between sessions
  • Diagnostic tests and analysis to determine whether a student should pursue the SAT or ACT
  • Proctored practice tests and analysis of results
  • Comprehensive college admissions support
  • Value of services in excess of $10,000

Who’s eligible to apply?

Our application season for 2020-2021 is now open.

Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above in a rigorous course load within their school context (AP, Honors, IB) and completion of Algebra 2/Trigonometry prior to 11th grade
  • Diagnostic SAT of 1100+ or ACT of 22+
  • Free and reduced lunch or 90%+ scholarship at an independent school
  • Demonstrated extracurricular interests/leadership or significant family responsibilities
  • A strong desire to attend a four-year college or university
  • Preference will be given to 1st generation college-bound students