ScholarShot programs are designed to help first-generation, underserved students earn a career-ready post secondary degree or certificate with limited debt. Since 2009, we have perfected our best practices which are the basis for our programs.

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Scholar Program

ScholarShot has developed a proven formula that combines academic, financial and emotional support to first-generation students attending a public college/university in Texas.

9 out of 10 of our students successfully earn life-changing vocational, associate, or undergraduate degrees.

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Gap App Know Your Gap

The GapApp

The GapApp is a free mobile application that helps graduating high school seniors maximize their potential after high school. This award winning tool has been praised by school counselors, parents and students as a beneficial tool for students to understand their academic and financial gaps of their intended post-secondary plans.

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ScholarShot As & Bs

Texas Public University Report Card

Published annually from 2020, the Report Card measures and challenges how universities engage and support first-generation, low-income students. Measurements include Student Outcomes, Community Supports, Academic Engagement, Financial Management, and Intervention.

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Mapping Your Future - A guide for students to find their potential

Career Curriculum

Not all college and career curriculums are equal. ScholarShot has developed an inclusive curriculum, Mapping Your Future, to help students find their path after high school. Each educator-designed lesson includes a teacher guide, activities, and resource links.

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Best Practices

Community Supports

Support programs and initiatives like first-generation campus centers, Living-Learning Communities, Summer Bridge and mentor programs play a crucial role in assisting first-generation college students throughout their journey to graduation.

Academic Engagement

Low Advisor to Student ratio, Mandatory Time limit for Professors to return tests/quizzes, an Automated Early Alert System and a Swift Response to Student Alerts are crucial to ensuring a student will succeed in graduating.

Financial Management

College is often the first time students are responsible for their own finances. Developing financial literacy skills enables them to make sound decisions, prioritize expenses, and manage their resources effectively. The first step in this process is understanding the true cost of a student’s intended college and how much their family can afford.

Student Services & Interventions

Assisting students when they are on probation, have dropped out in good standing and creating more access to mental health services creates a successful environment for ALL students.