Read an example of College Match success:
I worked really hard in high school and I knew that I would go to college. But I assumed it would be somewhere close to home, in Los Angeles. I never even considered going across the country, let alone to an Ivy League school, until Harley told us we would be visiting colleges on the east coast.
When we got back from that trip I looked at him and told him, “I want to go to Yale.” Without hesitation, he said, “Okay! We’ll figure it out.”
After countless hours of studying for the SAT, writing and rewriting college application essays, and going on college alumni interviews, I applied and was accepted into Yale University. I could not believe it!
After helping me get into Yale, College Match did not abandon me. Yale was a very difficult transition academically. I was at the top of my class in high school, but I quickly discovered I was just average in college – I needed support to catch up to the top students in the class. College Match helped me get school supplies my freshman year, pay for a flight or two back to LA, proofread some applications and even helped me get job interviews during my senior year.
The career office at Yale told me that I would not be able to be a doctor and encouraged me to think of a different career, but Harley never stopped believing in me and College Match granted me a scholarship to pay for an MCAT course.
Now I get to call myself Dr. Rosa Avila
How YOU can help talented students
A gift of $2,500 = 2 student trips to visit great colleges on the East Coast
A gift of $1,000 = 12 sessions of SAT Prep for 2 students
A gift of $500 = One week college summer application bootcamp and continued individualized college application support
A gift of $100 = Winter Coat for student attending East Coast college
About College Match
College Match’s mission is to provide high-achieving, low-income high school students in Los Angeles County the necessary tools and guidance to get into top-ranked colleges with significant financial aid packages. We are dedicated to helping students find the best college match and giving them the support necessary to graduate with little student debt, leading to a successful and fulfilling future.
Our Evidence-Based Model Works
Over the past four years:
-72% of our scholars have been admitted into at least one Top 25 College
-96% of our scholars have been admitted into at least one Top 50 College
-95% of our scholars graduate from college.
Four-year admissions totals for these superb institutions of higher learning follow:
64 admits at Wellesley
141 into Middlebury
100 into Smith
13 into Harvard
43 into Brown
14 into Stanford
21 into Yale
18 into Swarthmore
35 into Bowdoin
18 into Cornell
74 into Franklin & Marshall
42 into Dartmouth
17 into Columbia
17 into Princeton
10 into UPenn
15 into Georgetown
12 into Pomona
66 into Vassar
16 into Williams
23 into Carleton
14 into Bates
24 into Wesleyan
7 into Haverford
12 into Amherst
5 into MIT
21 into Colby
12 into Hamilton
34 into Macalester
11 into Claremont McKenna
153 into UC-Berkeley
This holiday season your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $10,000) by the All Ways UP Foundation.
To learn more about College Match visit our webpage at www.collegematchla.org