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21 for 2021

Announcing the CollegeVine 21 for 2021 Scholarship

Since our inception, we have worked with pro bono students who did not have the financial means to use a college advisor, helping them gain acceptance and scholarships to Harvard, UCBerkeley, and a number of other schools. Helping students who do not have advantages is a central part of our mission and who we are.

This year, we want to help more students like these—talented, driven, and ambitious individuals with good hearts who, due to one circumstance or another, might not have access to expert admissions counseling. As such, we are formally announcing the CollegeVine 21 for 2021 Scholarship, accepting applications until October 31st, 2016.

Requirements

Qualified applicants will:

Our Past Success Stories

  • Chuk Accepted to UCBerkeley
    2014
    Chukwuemeka E.

    Chuk was accepted to UC Berkeley with a financial aid package covering full tuition for four years, free airfare, room and board, dining, paid study abroad and internship sourcing, and a stipend for other miscellaneous expenses. Congratulations Chuk!

  • Jess Accepted to MIT, Stanford, Duke
    2015
    Jess Q.

    Jess was accepted to MIT, Stanford, Swarthmore, Duke, Harvey Mudd and Wash U—so far. Congratulations to Jess!

  • Mike Accepted to Tufts Full Ride
    2015
    Michael M.

    This winter, we learned that Mike was accepted to his dream school, Tufts University, on a full-ride. Congratulations Mike!

Chuk grew up in an extremely poor family in Nigeria and worked daily in a local laundromat to afford his education at an extramural school. Chuk worked hard and received an admissions offer at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (one of the top schools on the continent). Chuk’s father had finally achieved an income level to partially afford the school and was ecstatic to send his son to university. Within a few days however, Chuk’s father tragically died of an illness. The tuition for the university was only N97,500 ($650), however Chuk could no longer afford it and could not enroll.

Chuk found CollegeVine through a random google search at a library in his home country and told us his story. The team was so touched by Chuk’s story that we offered comprehensive CollegeVine services and SAT tutoring completely for free and worked with him on his US applications.

Chuk was accepted to UC Berkeley with a financial aid package covering full tuition for four years, free airfare, room and board, dining, paid study abroad and internship sourcing, and a stipend for other miscellaneous expenses. Congratulations Chuk!

A brilliant young lady, Jess was fed up with the rote learning she had experienced in her home country of Ghana. Seeking better opportunities that would welcome critical thinking and provide more opportunities for exploration, Jess dreamed of attending college in the US. Unfortunately, she grew up in a family where finances were tight, making some opportunities impossible to access.

By pure chance, Jess found CollegeVine through the internet and reached out. Inspired by her charisma and intelligence in the face of hardship, our team accepted her into the scholarship program. Jess worked closely with her essay specialist, Lin from MIT, and developed a strong bond, allowing her to produce the best application possible.

Jess was accepted to MIT, Stanford, Swarthmore, Duke, Harvey Mudd and Wash U — so far. Congratulations to Jess!

One of the top students in Nigeria, Mike always focused on his education. Unfortunately, his family was so poor that he could not afford any of the universities in his home country. He had considered applying to US universities but was unconfident in his abilities and thought that there was no way he would be able to afford an education abroad.

One day, Mike found CollegeVine through a Google search and discovered the 20 for 2020 program. The team was touched by his application and offered him a scholarship. Mike worked tirelessly with the CollegeVine team and submitted his application well in advance of the early deadline.

This winter, we learned that Mike was accepted to his dream school, Tufts University, on a full-ride. Congratulations Mike!

Interested in becoming 1 of the 21 for 2021?

Application opens July 31, 2016.

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