College Admission Resources for Disadvantaged Students

Below are some college admission resources for socioeconomically disadvantaged and/or underrepresented students (programs primarily target high school students).

Below are long-term college-readiness/scholarship programs (for both high school students and transfer students).

  • Posse Foundation offers comprehensive college access programs that support high school seniors (including art and STEM students) and veterans throughout college (list of partner colleges) and into the workforce.
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers the Young Scholars Program (five-year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need), College Scholarship Program (scholarship for high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities), and Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship (two to three years of financial support for top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities).
  • Questbridge offers National College Match (helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to partner colleges), Quest for Excellence Awards (provides resources and opportunities to highly qualified high school juniors with a range of specialized interests), and College Prep Scholars Program (equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges).

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