How we support our students

College Readiness and Admission Support

Professional one-on-one counseling with an experienced college counselor

Access to the Summer Symposium

A weeklong immersive experience with college professionals and professors from some of the best academic institutions in the United States

Standardized Testing Preparation

Personalized test prep provided via Revolution Prep

Technological Access

Each scholar receives a tablet with a data plan to ensure that technology is a support tool, not a roadblock

College Matriculation Support

Students will receive social and financial aid guidance to ensure a “best-fit”

Post Admission

Students will have weekly check-ins with their Sunrise Scholar counselor, as well as peers from the Sunrise Scholar “family.”

Near-peer and peer to peer mentorship program

Scholars are placed in a “family” of eight scholars and a near-peer mentor who they will connect with over the course of their academic journey until graduation.

Mental health resources

If needed, scholars are given access to a mental health professional to ensure that they feel supported and heard.


Students will receive a stipend of $750 each year to ensure that small financial issues are not a barrier to college success.

Who should apply to be a scholar?

  • A current  junior on track to graduate from a Florida High School
  • From a low-income household ($70k or less for a family of 4)
  • Have between a 3.0 and 4.0 unweighted GPA
  • Be involved at home, school, the community, or hold a part-time job

Profile of a Scholar