College Prep Programs
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.
Summer Advanced Course Registration
The time has come to register for our virtual summer courses. Each summer, our rising 9th-12th Breakthrough scholars will have the opportunity to take Advanced English or Math courses. The courses will be delivered virtually and will offer our scholars the opportunity to sharpen their English and Math skills prior to starting new content next school year. The deadline to register is May 15th so do not delay! Please sign your scholar up for these courses using the links below:
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.
What’s the 411 College Prep Workshop
Join us at The Lovett School on May 21st from 9am-12pm for a morning of college prep workshops for Breakthrough parents and their rising 9th-12th grade scholars. We will start the morning with a Rite of Passage ceremony for our rising 9th graders who are entering the program followed by a college panel discussion and breakout sessions. For more details, please take a look at the program flyer. Register to reserve your spot.
Summer Program Opportunities
Leadership Council Applications Open Now!
Open to Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
If you are interested in the BTA Leadership Council, complete the Member Sign-Up Form.
Swarthmore College Fly-in Program
Open to Juniors
Did you know that colleges will fly you to their campus to visit and experience campus life? Juniors, you have a great opportunity to have an all-expenses-paid visit to a wonderful liberal arts and engineering college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Lauren Butler to proceed in the nomination process.
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.