In 2016, Mission: Scholarship began as a hub for students of underrepresented groups to be informed about the scholarship (merit aid) process and learn how to save money for their post-secondary education. Additionally, Mission: Scholarship was designed for students to prepare for the college admissions process due to the lack of information available to them. Through in-person and virtual programming, we engage and inform students about the college and scholarship application process through a variety of services which includes college application consulting, financial aid assistance, and virtual, college readiness courses. Also, Mission: Scholarship has published a seventy-plus page book on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble where all proceeds go towards creating more college and scholarship preparedness resources for disadvantaged students. Through the implementation of virtual initiatives, high school students and parents across the nation have access to our guidance despite their location. With our in-person initiatives, such as college and scholarship application preparedness workshops, students are informed about how to maximize their potential of achieving admission to competitive universities and scholarship programs. From essay development break-out sessions to financial aid presentations, students who attend these events are provided with the tools necessary for them to approach the college and scholarship application process with confidence and ease.
To add, Mission: Scholarship team members have just recently completed the college admissions process and offer an authentic and in-depth view into how to prepare for upcoming admissions cycles. From Questbridge Scholars to Gates Scholars, the Mission: Scholarship team offers an insightful view into how to approach the college and scholarship application process. Through this peer-to-peer mentoring model and our programming efforts, Mission: Scholarship has assisted students in receiving admission to elite universities such as New York University, Boston University, and even Princeton University. Additionally, recipients of our services have obtained competitive scholarships such as the Gates Scholarship, Ron Brown Scholarship, the Posse Foundation Scholarship, and over 4 million dollars in merit scholarships. These are just some of the results that showcase the work we are doing and the impact that our services have had on the futures of students from across the nation. Lastly, Mission: Scholarship has worked to provide professional and employment opportunities within our organization for minority individuals in an effort to both benefit our organization and create opportunities for college and high school students from marginalized backgrounds.