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Step Ahead Scholars

Program Description

Step Ahead Scholar's is an Atlanta based college access organization serving first-generation students in underserved schools. We provide individualized college coaching for high school juniors and seniors and offer support throughout their college careers. We help students set goals that align with their interests and abilities, and then coach them through each step of the college admissions process. Students have access to a range of resources and participate in both group and individual mentoring sessions. Our program covers topics including: Post-Secondary Options, Searching for "Best Fit" Colleges, SAT/ACT Prep, Accessing Pre-College Summer Programs and Enrichment Activities, How to Apply to College, Scholarships, Financial Aid and FAFSA, and Evaluating Offers.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 75
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Agnes Scott College (1)
  • American University (1)
  • Columbia University in the City of New York (1)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (1)
  • Georgia State University (1)
  • Hampshire College (1)
  • Lincoln University (1)
  • Portland State University (1)
  • St John's University-New York (1)
  • Tuskegee University (1)
  • University of Georgia (1)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 96%