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.