Intimidating

Confusing

Overwhelming

This is how students and their families feel about the college admission process.

Missed deadlines or incomplete paperwork can mean the difference between being accepted to college or receiving financial aid.



admission process

The average high school student is busy with school, homework, family and friends. Add long drives to treatments, managing medical appointments and double homework due to missed school. Applying for college stops feeling like a priority in life. Some students are successful on their own, some just give up.

The National GRACE Foundation’s College Awareness Program is the ONLY program of its kind offering FREE college admission and financial aid counseling and advocacy service. These comprehensive services help our pediatric cancer fighters go to college and make it financially feasible.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHTS

Admissions and financial aid experts conduct informational group sessions at pediatric hospitals.


ADVOCACY SERVICES

Reaching out to college officials to highlight the adversity that cancer fighters have overcome and help students understand services available to them while in college, such as disability services.


COMPREHENSIVE ADMISSION AND FINANCIAL AID COUNSELING

One on one counseling with pediatric cancer fighters and their families. Including, but not limited to, guiding college selection, essay review and understanding the financial aid process

TEST PREPARATION

College Standardized Test Preparation manuals free of charge for high school seniors.



GRACE helps students and families


  • Understand the college financial aid process
  • Understand the college admission process
  • Research deadlines and requirements of the colleges of interest
  • Assist in applying for outside/private scholarships
  • Work with parents on understanding total costs of the school
  • Serve as a reference
  • Act as a liason with schools
  • Continue to work with students upon graduation on managing student loans, etc.
  • Work with undergrads on pursuing a graduate degree
  • Present our College Awareness Program in group settings