2022-23 Performance Dashboard
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When our first generation Scholars step on campus, they are already more prepared than other first generation students. Why? Because our Scholars are matched with a trusted individual that provides unwavering support, advisement, advocacy and resources to ensure they graduate. This individual, aka an Academic Manager, assists with degree plans, creates budgets, monitors progress and provides emotional support.
Students are required to submit bi-monthly updates on grades, course progress, concerns and successes, which allow our managers to intervene, advocate and continuously motivate. With a ratio of one Academic Manager to 50 Scholars, our managers are able to create trusting relationships with each student and provide the hands-on management these Scholars need. This is the proven difference in the success of our program.
Before each academic year, our Academic Managers visit with Scholars to review institutional award letters. The managers assess the cost of attendance and look at the Scholar’s award letter, outside scholarships, and personal contribution to determine the student’s ScholarShot budget. Our Scholars are eligible for up to $6,000 to assist them with their expenses.
These funds are not exclusive to college related expenses as they can request support for living expenses, such as rent, groceries and gas. The funding varies according to the institution the student is attending: up to $3,000 per year for a 2-year institution, or up to $6,000 per year for a 4 year institution. Funding is only available for in-state accredited public institutions.
Mentors are crucial for the continued support of our Scholars towards degree completion and building a network of personal and professional resources.
Establish a mutually enjoyable relationship and walk alongside your Scholar as a stable, reliable friend who speaks into your Scholar’s life with respect and wisdom.
- Provide a positive role model
- Encourage focus on goals and if necessary, goal re-set
- Stress the importance of post-secondary education/college completion
- Help build a network of personal and professional resources and support
Learn more about becoming a mentor
Ways We Support You
- Mentor training
- Scholar and Mentor events to get to know each other and support your Scholar
- Continuous support from ScholarShot staff
Criteria & Expectations
- Complete a mentor application
- Must be able to pass a background check
- Possess an associates, bachelors or vocational degree
- Attend ScholarShot mentor training
- Text/call/email your Scholar 1-2 times a month
- Meet with Scholar personally at least once/semester (3 times a year) in a visible, public location
- Attend at least one ScholarShot sponsored event a year
- Plan to remain your Scholar’s mentor throughout college completion, if possible
- Complete quarterly mentor tracking form
- Report any immediate student or mentor concerns to staff
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is ScholarShot?
Can anyone apply?
Yes, any high school student graduating or graduated from a Texas School. Age requirement of 17-25 years of age. First-generation College Student.
Is there a G.P.A. requirement?
I am not a U.S. Citizen; can I still apply?
How much funding is available?
How does the program work?
What is the application deadline?
Where do I access the ScholarShot application?
YES, I WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SCHOLARSHOT!