Seventy-five percent of students to attend Top-50 schools, with $1.4 Million dollars awarded in scholarships/financial aid. Volunteer mentoring organization achieves a 100% college acceptance rate for underserved, low-income students.
LOS ANGELES – MAY 21, 2023: The Minds Matter Southern California Class of 2023 is headed to college – and that includes all its students as the volunteer-driven college success organization, focused on closing the educational gap for low-income students of color, achieved a 100% college acceptance rate for the 11th consecutive year as a result of its in-depth three-year tutoring and mentoring program.
Seventy-five percent of their 2023 class will be attending the Top 50 Schools, ranked by US News, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Columbia University, UC Berkeley, Washington University, UCLA, USC, UCSD, Barnard, and Middlebury.
“The focus of our program is two-fold. One, to help our students get into the best school that fits them best, and two – to help them pay for college. Our students come from low-income backgrounds. It is imperative we guide them and their families through the college process as well as the financial aid and scholarship process. We don’t want them burdened with debt. We want them to soar after college.”Tina Admans, Co-Founder and President of Minds Matter Southern California
The Minds Matter Southern California Class of 2023 has received over $1.4 Million in scholarships and financial aid. Five of the twenty-three students were awarded the prestigious Gates Scholarship, Dell Scholarship, and Questbridge Scholarship.
“Minds Matter gave me the help and support I needed to get through the whole applicationBeatriz, Gates Scholar, Minds Matter Southern Californa, Class of 2023
process. My mentors, writing coach, and team leader gave me the guidance, insight, and
confidence I needed to succeed. This college acceptance is not just for me but also for my
cousins and siblings.”
About Minds Matter Southern California
Minds Matter Southern California is focused on closing the educational gap for low-income
students of color, helping to unleash their talent and potential. The nonprofit college success
organization supports motivated and determined students from low-income and underprivileged
communities with the resources, skills, and guidance needed to apply, attend, and succeed at
four-year colleges and universities. Minds Matter SoCal specializes in creating equitable access
to higher education, but our true goal is to eliminate systemic inequities and create long-term
impact for our students, their families, and society.