Our Impact

CollegeBound Foundation

Current Program Description:

CollegeBound Specialists worked full-time in 13 Baltimore City high schools: Academy for College & Career Exploration, Augusta Fells Savage Visual Arts Academy, Baltimore Polytechnic, Carver Vo-Tech, Coppin Academy, Digital Harbor, Edmondson-Westside, Green Street Academy, Mergenthaler Vo-Tech, National Academy Foundation, Reginald F. Lewis, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Western.

 

Program Accomplishments for the 2016-2017 Academic Year:

  • Delivered 603 college access presentations to over 5,723 students through group meetings in grades nine through twelve.
  • Conducted 9,318 one‑on‑one sessions with 2,648 students to discuss college options, admissions, SAT/ACT registration and financial aid.
  • In conjunction with the Guidance Department, chaperoned or sent 1,042 students on 150 college tours throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Region.
  • Hosted fall and spring college fairs, enabling 5,814 students an opportunity to talk to representatives from 38 colleges and universities.
  • In conjunction with the Guidance Department, hosted 174 college admissions representatives who engaged 1,659 students.
  • Chaperoned 376 students to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fair. 
  • Conducted 31 college access related workshops for 699 students and parents including:
    • 26 Financial Aid Workshops helping 411 students (and parents) complete financial aid forms and complete scholarship searches;
    • 3 NCAA Clearinghouse Seminars for 58 student athletes;
    • A High School Success Seminar for 121 rising 9th grade students and parents;
    • A Rising Senior Seminar helping 109 students and parents get a jump start on the final leg of the college access process.
  • Distributed 1,941 fee waivers for the ACT/SAT at a value of $100,201.
  • In conjunction with the Guidance Department, registered 1,039 seniors for the Baltimore City Public School System funded October/November 2016 SAT initiative, at a fee-waived value of $52,963.
  • In conjunction with the Guidance Department, registered 1,445 juniors for the Baltimore City Public School System funded May/June 2017 SAT initiative, at a fee-waived value of $70,091.
  • Distributed 117 CollegeBound Foundation college application fee waivers with a value of $62,760 and 707 College Board college application fee waivers with a value of $44,278.
  • Assisted 2,080 seniors apply to college.  Secured acceptances for 1,685 students to a 2-year or 4-year college or university.
  • Assisted 1,609 seniors complete the FAFSA.
  • Assisted 1,098 seniors submit merit/scholarship applications resulting in awards in the amount of $50,351,338.
  • Assisted 61 seniors complete Maryland’s Guaranteed Access Grant application resulting in awards in the amount of $542,650.

 

Our Impact Since 1988:

  • Leveraged over $51.9 million in financial aid for Last Dollar Grant recipients.
  • Assisted over 70,410 students one-on-one completing college applications and finding funds to attend college.
  • Provided an overview of the college access process to over 275,448 students through group presentations.
  • Awarded over $6 million dollars in Last Dollar Grants to 1,919 scholars.