College Planning Cohorts (TM)

Expanding College and Scholarship Opportunities

College Planning Cohorts (TM)

College Planning Cohorts (TM) provide the most direct pathway to reducing college costs and avoiding student loan debt by making the right college 'fit' defined as the college which is best aligned with a student's academic preparation, career interests, and financial need. Students learn how to identify, research, and apply for scholarships; how to identify colleges offering institutional grants and scholarships; how to write 'winning' essays; and how to develop a 'high quality' self-presentation to expand students' college admission and scholarship opportunities.

2017 Florence County School District 3 Cohort student, Damian Lee (pictured here), was nominated by Mychal Wynn, CEO/Founder of the Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity, for the SallieMae "Bridging the Dream Scholarship." On Tuesday, November 17, 2017, after receiving the 'Key to the City' from Lake City Mayor, Lovith Anderson, Jr., Damian received the news from SallieMae representatives that he was selected as one of five students from throughout the country to be awarded the $25,000 SallieMae Bridging the Dream Scholarship.

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