GRASP's College Success Program seeks to increase the college graduation rate for GRASP students and scholarship recipients by:
- helping them re-file financial aid AND scholarship forms each year
- providing valuable tips regarding internships and summer jobs
- acting as a liaison between the college financial aid offices and the students, should a problem arise
- awarding scholarships for those students with unmet financial need who attend Virginia colleges or technical programs.
The College Success Program uses a near-peer approach. The College Success Advisor, a recent college graduate, mentors students as they matriculate to a post-secondary institution. The program’s focus on post-secondary retention is achieved through social media and email programs and problem solving services. The College Success GRASP advisor leverages existing college support systems and provides specific financial aid counseling.
To enroll in the College Success program, please complete this form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.