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College Access Programs for Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds

Last updated: December 14, 2023
Next update: February 29, 2024

Are you a high school student who is confused about the college application process?

Here's a list of mentorship, scholarship, and other college access programs to help you navigate the college application process and beyond. Use the filters or search bar to narrow your search. Then, click on any programs that seem interesting to learn more!

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10,000 Degrees

High School Freshmen
Scholarship Program

BigFuture

Any Grade
Online Resource

Bottom Line

High School Juniors
High School Seniors
Mentorship Program

Breakthrough New York

6th Grade
Mentorship Program

Coalition for College Access

High School Seniors
Online Resource

Collective Success

Undergraduates
Mentorship Program

College Access Program

High School Sophomores
High School Juniors
Mentorship Program

College Greenlight

Any Grade
Mentorship Program

College Point

High School Seniors
Mentorship Program

College Possible

High School Juniors
High School Seniors
Mentorship Program

College Raptor

Any Grade
Mentorship Program
Online Resource

Dell Scholars

High School Juniors
High School Seniors
Scholarship Program

Equal Opportunity Schools

Any Grade
Mentorship Program
Online Resource

Get Schooled

High School Juniors
High School Seniors
Online Resource

Greenhouse Scholars

High School Seniors
Scholarship Program

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

High School Seniors
Scholarship Program

Horatio Alger Association

High School Juniors
High School Seniors
Scholarship Program

I'm First

Any Grade
Mentorship Program
Online Resource

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

7th Grade
Scholarship Program

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America

High School Juniors
Scholarship Program

Matriculate

High School Juniors
Mentorship Program

Minds Matter

High School Sophomores
Mentorship Program

National College Attainment Network

Any Grade
Online Resource

One Goal

High School Juniors
Online Resource
Mentorship Program

Persist Nashville

Mentorship Program
Online Resource
High School Seniors
Undergraduates

Posse Foundation

High School Seniors
Scholarship Program

QuestBridge

High School Juniors
High School Seniors
Scholarship Program

Ron Brown Scholar Program

High School Juniors
High School Seniors
Scholarship Program

SEO Scholars

High School Freshmen
Mentorship Program

Summer Search

High School Sophomores
Mentorship Program

Thrive Scholars

High School Juniors
Scholarship Program

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

High School Juniors
Scholarship Program

UStrive

Any Grade
Mentorship Program

iMentor

Any Grade
Mentorship Program
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