Scholars Program

We believe in the power of your dreams. And we believe in your potential to do amazing things. As a scholar award winner we provide you with “the how” – a proven path to help you gain college admissions and success.

Scholars Program

We believe in the power of your dreams. And we believe in your potential to do amazing things. As a scholar award winner we provide you with “the how” – a proven path to help you gain college admissions and success.

ELEVATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM

A 5 year commitment valued at $20,000 for selected rising seniors designed to provide college admissions assistance in the form of one-on-one admissions and success coaching and customized  financial support through your college career.

How It Works

Students are selected based on strong displays of service, kindness and discipline, as well as an expressed, innate desire to positively change the world through leadership.

  • Winners are chosen annually from our five partner schools
  • Winner are awarded a 5 year customized support packages averaging $20,000
  • Winner receive admissions assistance and ongoing staff support starting the end of their junior year of high school and continuing through their graduation from college

Eligibility:

When we select students, we select those with both high academic status and equally strong character displays of leadership, service, kindness and discipline, as well as an expressed innate desire to positively change the world. To be eligible, students must:

  • Be enrolled at a partner school (Evans High, Jones High, Colonial High, Oakridge High or Winter Springs High) and on track to graduate on time.
  • Demonstrate financial need- higher priority will be given to students with family incomes less than $80,000.
  • A minimum 3.5 GPA either at the current school or at a combination of the current school plus all schools previously attended.
  • A US Citizen or Immigrant eligible to receive public or private tuition assistance.
  • No criminal record and no school discipline infractions that are level 2 or higher for his/her entire high school career. Exceptions may be made for infractions early in student’s high school career with explanation by school staff.

Time Comittment:

Award Scholars commit to weekly one-on-one coaching sessions beginning at receipt of award and continuing until college decision day.

We are now accepting scholar applications!

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IMPORTANT DATES
11/30 – Award Application Due
2/15 – Scholar Selection
2/27 –  Scholar Orientation
3/4 – Scholar Coaching Begins
5/15 –  Scholar Award Banquet

How does having a college coach make you feel?

“It makes me feel more comfortable and safer about the college admissions process; I know that if I run into something I don't understand, I can always ask my coach.“

- 2018 Scholar

“It was amazing, not only the help but the advice my coaches have given me. I didn’t mind doing the assignments, I feel they were really helpful.- 2018 scholar.“

- 2018 Scholar

“I feel so privileged to have a college coach to help guide me to more opportunities in which my family and myself didn't know about. It's been an eye opener and could of gotten lost in my college journey if I was by myself, I'm so glad I have a mentor that cares about me and wants the best fit for me.“

- 2018 Scholar

How would you describe your relationship with your college coach?

“It was amazing, engaging with my coaches and being open with them helped me endure our friendship. I will miss our sessions honestly.“

- 2018 Scholar

“Super-Cali-Fragi-licious-espy-Ali-docious, or in other words, excellent“

- 2018 Scholar

“We both understand one another and she helps me put my visions into words.“

- 2018 Scholar

How likely are you to agree “I have been able to identify some unexpected areas of college selection.” And if so what areas?

(73% Agreed)

“Size, diversity, net price and so much more!“

- 2018 Scholar

“From not only looking towards public institutes from venturing off into private universities, My coach has taught me the value private universities bring from study abroad, to loads of need based grant aid.“

- 2018 Scholar

“The logistics of turning in applications, I have actually gained a lot of clarity from it all. Like the fee waiver for applications, I knew nothing about the NACAC prior.“

- 2018 Scholar

“I am paying attention to study abroad programs which I never thought of before.“

- 2018 Scholar

How has working with Elevation impacted your feelings/thoughts about attending college thus far?

“It makes me feel prepared for the future and one step further in finding my career fit.“

- 2018 Scholar

“I feel much more confident and secure in being able to attend a college that will challenge me and allow for personal growth; fulfilling my dream of going to a university without worrying about cost. Thank you!“

- 2018 Scholar

“It has motivated me to work harder and to improve myself for the good of my future.“

- 2018 Scholar

“It has strengthened my confidence in actually finding a college I will be successful at.“

- 2018 Scholar