YOU'RE ALREADY ACCEPTED.
In 2015, a student I'd never met before wrote me an email that read:
"I come from a single parent household, my father does not support us in any way at all and my mother has just recently been let go of due to financial struggles, but I would like to ask for your help. Please light a little match to guide me through this."
And, just like that, the Matchlighters Scholarship was born.
What is it?
THE MATCHLIGHTERS SCHOLARSHIP INCLUDES FOUR HOURS OF ONE-ON-ONE ESSAY HELP AND TWO HOURS OF COLLEGE LIST DEVELOPMENT FROM EXPERIENCED COUNSELORS... AT NO COST.
IT'S AWARDED TO 50 high-achieving, low-income students who, like the student above, haVE solid grades and test scores, but just need a little EXTRA help.
Scholarships are given on a first-come first-serve basis and right now there are 50 slots available. Those interested simply have to complete and submit the application below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I know if I qualify? Check out this table. You qualify if your income level is equal to or less than the number in the row for your household size.
Is there a deadline? The first 50 qualifying students who submit a completed application by July 1st, 2017 will be guaranteed help. All others will be paired with their counselor on a space-available basis.
Why did I start this program? Because I believe in equal opportunity and access.
Who conducts the four hours of one-on-one essay help and two hours of college list development? A small group of like-minded essay coaches and expert counselors.
Ready to apply? Click the "Apply Now" button below.
Want to volunteer to help students? Keep reading.