Our Impact

CollegeBound Foundation

Program Accomplishments for the 2017-2018 Academic Year:

  • Delivered 976 college access presentations to over 7,521 students through group meetings in grades nine through twelve.
  • Conducted 8,748 one‑on‑one sessions with 3,519 students to discuss college options, admissions, SAT/ACT registration and financial aid.
  • In conjunction with the Guidance Department, chaperoned or sent 1,347 students on 70 college tours throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Region.
  • Hosted fall college fairs and spring symposia, enabling 3,599 students an opportunity to talk to representatives from 39 colleges and universities.
  • In conjunction with the Guidance Department, hosted 324 college admissions representatives who engaged 2,666 students.
  • Chaperoned 287 students to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fair. 
  • Conducted 108 college access related workshops for 1,608 students and parents including:
    • 99 Financial Aid Workshops helping 524 students (and parents) complete financial aid forms and complete scholarship searches;
    • 7 NCAA Clearinghouse Seminars for 475 student athletes;
    • A High School Success Seminar for 497 rising 9th grade students and parents;
  • A Rising Senior Seminar helping 112 students and parents get a jump-start on the final leg of the college access process.
  • Distributed 1,752 fee waivers for the ACT/SAT at a value of $89,923.
  • In conjunction with the Guidance Department, registered 679 seniors for the Baltimore City Public School System funded October/November 2017 SAT initiative, at a fee-waived value of $39,933.
  • In conjunction with the Guidance Department, registered 928 juniors for the Baltimore City Public School System funded March 2018 Site-based SAT initiative, at a fee-waived value of $52,335.
  • Distributed 997 CollegeBound Foundation college application fee waivers with a value of $43,090 and 1,130 College Board college application fee waivers with a value of $45,020.
  • Assisted 2,230 seniors apply to college.  Secured acceptances for 2,054 students to a 2-year or 4-year college or university.
  • Assisted 1,898 seniors complete the FAFSA.
  • Assisted 763 seniors submit merit/scholarship applications resulting in awards for $53,945,286.
  • Assisted 41 seniors complete Maryland’s Guaranteed Access Grant application resulting in awards for $521,500.

 

Current Program Description:

CollegeBound Specialists worked full-time in 14 Baltimore City high schools: Academy for College & Career Exploration, Achievement Academy, Augusta Fells Savage Visual Arts Academy, Baltimore Polytechnic, Carver Vo-Tech, Coppin Academy, Digital Harbor, Excel Academy, Green Street Academy, Mergenthaler Vo-Tech, National Academy Foundation, Reginald F. Lewis, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Western.

Our Impact Since 1988:

  • Leveraged over $55.1 million in financial aid for Last Dollar Grant recipients.
  • Assisted over 73,058 students one-on-one completing college applications and finding funds to attend college.
  • Provided an overview of the college access process to over 282,969 students through group presentations.
  • Awarded over $6.5 million dollars in Last Dollar Grants to 1,951 scholars.