College Access and Success

College Ready Now® (CRN) identifies underserved high school seniors in low income communities who are in need of financial support to make their first year of college affordable.  Once enrolled in college, CRN will continue to support scholarship recipients through a mentoring program until college graduation.

Our research has shown that many academically-talented students who live in poverty do qualify for financial aid, work study, subsidized loans and grants; however, there is most often a gap in the first year that they cannot close.  CRN seeks to help close that gap.

2018 Scholarship Application is now closed – Award Announcements will be made soon.

2017 Scholarship Award Winners
In 2017 we proudly awarded 18 scholarships for a total of $27,000.  The awards included one national scholarship winner and 17 scholarships in 4 different regions with thanks to more than 18 donors.  Here is what one of the scholarship recipients had to say at the beginning of the second semester of her first year in college:

“I would like to thank you again for the second award from the College Ready Now Scholarship. I believe that your contribution to my education has enabled me to learn independence on a college campus and learning the ways of financial responsibility.”

To learn more about this year’s scholarship winners,  please visit our 2017 Scholarship Winners page.

For more information about how to sponsor scholarships nationally, regionally or locally, please visit our Scholarship Program page.