High School Impact

High School Impact

CollegeBound Foundation

Program Accomplishments for the 2021-2022 Academic Year:

CollegeBound Specialists worked in 17 Baltimore City public high schools: Academy for College & Career Exploration, Achievement Academy, Baltimore Polytechnic, Benjamin Franklin High School, Carver Vo-Tech, Coppin Academy, Frederick Douglass, Green Street Academy, Mergenthaler Vo-Tech, National Academy Foundation, New Era Academy, Reginald F. Lewis, Patterson, Paul L. Dunbar, Port Virtual School, REACH! Partnership, and Western.

Level of Program Activity for the 2021-2022 Academic Year:

    • Delivered 662 college access presentations to over 4,260 students through group meetings in grades nine through twelve.
    • Conducted 9,253 one on one sessions with 1,845 students to discuss college options, admissions, SAT/ACT registration and financial aid.
    • In conjunction with the Guidance Department, chaperoned or sent 345 students on 23 college tours throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Region.
    • Hosted fall college fairs and career events, enabling 2,734 students an opportunity to talk to representatives from 41 colleges and universities.
    • In conjunction with the Guidance Department, hosted 76 college admissions representatives who engaged 2,387 students.
    • Conducted 201 college access related workshops for 3,111 students and parents including:
      • 80 Financial Aid Workshops helping 1,327 students (and parents) complete financial aid forms and complete scholarship searches;
      • A High School Success Seminar for 337 rising 9th grade students and parents;
      • A Rising Senior Seminar helping 120 students and parents get a jump-start on the final leg of the college access process.
    • Distributed 291 Black College Common Application fee waivers which allows payment for 4 colleges with a value of $7,275, 247 College Board college application fee waivers with a value of $9,395.
    • Assisted 1,690 seniors apply to college.
    • Secured acceptances for 919 students to a 2-year or 4-year college or university.
    • Assisted 953 seniors complete the FAFSA.
    • Assisted 684 seniors submit merit/scholarship applications resulting in awards for $45,511,163.00.
    • Assisted 190 seniors apply for Maryland’s Guaranteed Access Grant.

    Our Impact Since 1989:

    • Leveraged over $61.8 million in financial aid for Last Dollar Grant recipients.
    • Assisted over 96,816 students one-on-one completing college applications and finding funds to attend college.
    • Provided an overview of the college access process to over 313,444 students through group presentations.
    • Awarded over $7.2 million dollars in Last Dollar Grants to 2,256 scholars.
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