Apply Now to the Guided Pathway Support Program

Shenice Bostic

The Ron Brown Scholar Program is announcing the opening of the Guided Pathway Support (GPS) Program 2017 application to welcome its second cohort of talented African American rising high school juniors and seniors.
Launched in 2016, GPS is a free program designed to help college-bound African American students navigate the admissions process by directing them to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available. Using their “high-tech and high-touch” approach, GPS narrows the college access gap with tele-mentoring through their exclusive GPS Workplace by Facebook community, direct interactions with admissions professionals and exposure to successful peer role models. GPS participants will benefit from invaluable peer-to-peer mentorship from Ron Brown Scholars and Captains, who are similar in racial identity, age, income, and life experiences to meaningfully engage GPS students.
GPS has seen enormous success with its inaugural cohort of high school juniors and seniors. In their first year, they enrolled 504 GPS participants (73% seniors, 27% juniors) from 35+ states. GPS Seniors have been accepted into 40+ selective colleges/universities, including Harvard University, Columbia University, Yale University, Princeton University, Cornell University, Stanford University, Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University, and Duke University.
Attached, please find a counselor letter that provides further details on the application requirements and procedures.
GPS Counselor Letter and Flyer Combo FINAL 2017 (1) (1)
For more information about the Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS), please contact Liza Rubenoff at [email protected], Kiya Jones at [email protected], or contact the RBSP office at 434-964-1588.