Scholarship Resources for African American Students

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Guided Pathway Support (GPS) Program

The Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) helps African-American juniors and seniors navigate the path to top colleges by directing students to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available. GPS teaches students how to prepare for, apply to, pay for, persist in and graduate from college.

Using their “high tech and high touch” approach, GPS narrows the college access gap using tele-mentoring through our exclusive GPS Workplace by Facebook community, direct interactions with admissions professionals and exposure to successful peer role models. GPS empowers high school juniors, seniors, their parents and their guidance counselors throughout the college application process.

With GPS, the messengers complement the message. GPS students are mentored and guided by Ron Brown Scholars and Captains. As opposed to traditional mentoring programs, Ron Brown Scholars and Captains are similar in racial identity, age, income, and life experiences to meaningfully engage GPS students.  They have already successfully navigated college journeys from hardship into America’s top colleges and universities, graduate schools and corporations and are eager to guide others.

For more information about the Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS), please contact Kiya Jones at (434) 964-1588 or by email at kjones@ronbrown.org.

Online Guide to Scholarships, Financial

Blackscholarships.org is the largest online directory of scholarships and financial aid opportunities for African American and other minority students. The programs listed on their website give away millions of dollars in college funding, and are sponsored by foundations, government agencies and even corporations from all over the country.

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