Learn and Earn with College Track

We know financing college presents a major barrier to earning a college degree.

From need-based scholarships to merit-based scholarships to key resources and support for Dreamers, our scholarship program is focused on helping our students build a sense of ownership for the financial responsibilities associated with attending college as early as freshman year of high school.

DOOR Award

The DOOR (Dreams Overcoming Obstacles to Reality) Award is designed to support students who face a gap between their financial aid package and the cost of attending college. DOOR scholarships can be used to cover a portion of the following costs:

  • Tuition, registration, and additional fees
  • Room and board
  • Books and supplies
  • Health insurance fees
  • Transportation or travel expenses

For more information, please read our DOOR Policy. Complete the 2021-2022 DOOR Application to request funding for the 2021-2022 academic year.

BANK BOOK

Bank Book, our merit-based scholarship program, provides College Track students the opportunity to earn funds in high school based on academic performance, program participation, and college readiness. Our students may earn more than $5,600, which can be used for education-related expenses incurred while earning a degree. High school seniors may access funds for enrollment expenses.  College students may access funds for permissible educational expenses, which include:

  • Tuition and Fees

  • Books and Supplies

  • Other Required Materials (as specified by course syllabi or college website)

College students request funds during three payment periods per year.

College students, please fill out the Bank Book Request Form (College Students). First, please confirm with your advisor that your PAT Form is complete.

High school seniors request funds for college-enrollment expenses with the Bank Book Request Form (High School Seniors).

For more information, please read our Bank Book Policy.

DREAMERS

College Track provides invaluable support for our Dreamers and DACA recipients. Examples of financial resources available to Dreamers include:

  • Access to need- and merit-based scholarships specifically for Dreamers and DACA recipients
  • Scholarships to cover DACA application and renewal fees
  • Free immigration screenings at local College Track centers and access to free or low-cost legal aid

To learn more, please email our National Dreamer Coordinator, Darwin Velasquez, at dvelasquez@collegetrack.org.

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Get started with your scholarships today!

College Track students who face unforeseen circumstances and are currently enrolled in a two or four-year institution may apply for emergency funding. To apply for emergency funding, submit the online application form.

Keep in mind…

Requests for funds are processed year-round except during the organization’s holiday breaks. To ensure on-time processing, check requests should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the scheduled holiday breaks.

Summer Break: Monday, June 5th – Friday, July 9th, 2021

Thanksgiving Break: Monday, November 22nd – Friday, November 26th, 2021

Winter Break: Monday, December 20th – Friday, December 31st, 2021

Reach Out!

Please email money@collegetrack.org for questions regarding College Track’s financial assistance programs. You can also contact our Financial Programs & Scholarship Director, Nadja Jepsen at njepsen@collegetrack.org or Danielle Morton, Financial Programs & Scholarship Fellow at dmorton@collegetrack.org.