ScholarShot was Founded
of Our Scholars Succeeding
First Generation College Degrees in Dallas County
ScholarShot was founded in 2009 by concerned business professionals, educators and community volunteers who saw numerous well-meaning college advisement and “access” programs failing at-risk students. In Texas, 9 out of 10 of these students who get into college drop out. ScholarShot has developed a proven model of academic navigation, personal guidance and financial support that reverses this outcome with 90% of our Scholars succeeding in earning life-changing vocational, associate or undergraduate degrees. Leveraging the success of the ScholarShot model, our Degree Dallas Campaign is on track to produce 500 first generation college degrees from Dallas County.
MissionScholarShot helps at-risk complete life-changing vocational, associate or undergraduate degrees. These degrees are the tipping-point to be sure these great kids exit poverty and meet their potential. If we don’t help our at-risk students earn career-ready degrees, then we’ve set them up, we’ve failed them and we accept a poverty wage in return for our K-12 investment in them.
MAXIMIZING SUCCESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION FOR AT-RISK STUDENTS
Drop Out When Unprepared and Underfunded
ScholarShot Scholars have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.29
Overall Scholars Participated
ScholarShot is a 501(c)(3) Texas Corporation dedicated to helping at-risk students complete degrees in higher education. In Texas well-meaning access programs get at-risk students into college, but unprepared and underfunded, 9 out of 10 drop out. ScholarShot has a proven formula to help at-risk students complete career-ready vocational, associate and undergraduate degrees. Since being founded in 2009, ScholarShot has had 143 Scholars participated and collectively they have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.149.