College Prep Programs

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Breakthrough Atlanta high school students have access to several upcoming college prep programs and opportunities below, which are tailored to various grade levels. Learn more and sign up today!

Create Your Virtual Scholarship Center Account Today!

Open to all High School Grade Levels

As a Breakthrough Scholar, you have access to The Scholarship Academy’s Virtual Scholarship Center (VSC). Since 2006, The Scholarship Academy has helped students earn more than $50M in scholarships.

In the VSC, scholars can track their talents, activities and accomplishments, build their 4-Year College Funding Plan, access tailored scholarship research, and submit the FAFSA. Using the desktop or mobile app, scholars can also make Virtual Office Hour appointments with staff and volunteers with the easy click of a button.

August 27th: Critical Conversations in College Counseling

All Grade Levels Welcome.
Where: The Lovett School and Zoom
When: 9:30am-10:30am

Representatives from Amherst College, Tufts University, and Williams College will be at The Lovett School on Saturday, August 27th to talk about their private institutions and facilitate a conversation surrounding college access and persistence. The goal is for you to leave with information about navigating the financial aid process for private colleges and universities and feel equipped to handle the challenges that students face when making the transition to college.

August 27th: Westminster, Woodward, Kipp, and Marist College Fair

Where: Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Conference Center
When: 1:30-3:00pm (meet at Lovett by 12:30 pm)

On Saturday, August 27th, Breakthrough Atlanta Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend the WWKM College Fair.  We have secured 25 tickets for Breakthrough Atlanta Juniors and Seniors only.  Please meet at The Lovett School by 12:30pm to depart for the college fair.  Scholars will return to The Lovett School to be picked up by their parent/guardian at 3:00pm.  Please click HERE for the list of colleges that will be present.  For more details, please click HERE for the invitation.

Registration will close once we reach 25 participants.

October 1st: FAFSA Completion Workshop

Where: The Lovett School (drop off and pick up location)
When: 10am-1pm

October marks the beginning of our college tour season! Please join us as we take a tour of Oglethorpe University.

Registration is open to 11th and 12th grade scholars. If space allows, we will then open registration to our 9th and 10th grade scholars.

October 22nd: Auburn University College Tour

Where: The Lovett School (drop off and pick up location)
When: 8am Departure from The Lovett School

Registration is open to 11th and 12th grade scholars. If space allows, we will then open registration to our 9th and 10th grade scholars.

November 8th: Spelman College Tour

Where: The Lovett School (drop off and pick up location)
When 10am-1pm

Registration is open to 11th and 12th grade female scholars. If space allows, we will then open registration to our 9th and 10th grade female scholars.

Re-Enrollment Survey for College Prep

It’s important that we have the most up-to-date information on our scholars as we plan our programs for next year. Please fill out this brief survey so that we have accurate information on your scholar.

Contact Lauren Butler for more information.

College Greenlight Fly-in and Diversity Programs

Many institutions would like to enroll more students from first-generation, lower-income, or minoritized racial and ethnic backgrounds, so they will host additional events focused on culture and diversity. These weekend or multi-day programs, often known as ‘fly-in programs,’ let students experience campus more intimately, so they can get to know the students and faculty who bring the college to life.

This sortable list of fly-in and diversity programs for prospective and admitted students indicates which colleges offer travel assistance for students.

Contact Lauren Butler for more information.

Summer Program Opportunities

Summer enrichment programs are available to high school students all over the country. We have compiled a list of summer experiences that are available to you on our Summer Opportunities Form. We will update the list as more programs are sent our way. Keep checking back to see what new programs are added.

Contact Lauren Butler for more information.

Need Help Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

Open to Seniors & Parents

Don’t miss your chance to secure PELL grants, work study and other forms of non loan-based financial aid to pay for college! Let a counselor from The Scholarship Academy help you complete the FAFSA today.

Log into your Virtual Scholarship Center account. (Don’t have an account yet? See the first entry on this webpage for how to create one.) Your home page should display four options, select ‘Office Hours Request’. Choose a Subject for your appointment using the drop down list. Select an appointment date and time. You will only be able to select open time slots that are at least 48 hours in the future. You will receive a confirmation email!

College Plans Survey

Open to Seniors

Seniors, welcome to the home stretch! By now, some of you have already been accepted to colleges and received scholarships. Please let us know your Fall 2022 plans by completing our short survey.


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