College Track Scholarship Fact Sheet 2018_CollegeTrack_FactSheet_SCHOLARSHIPS_FINAL 2018-2019 SCHOLARSHIPS 112 Linden Street | Oakland, CA 94607 | @collegetrack College Track provides comprehensive scholarship support so that every student has the opportunity to graduate with a four-year college degree. Financing college presents a major barrier to earning a degree, particularly for first-generation students from low-income communities. CLOSING THE GAP Our students apply for as many scholarships and grants as possible, yet there is often a gap between the full cost of college and their financial aid offering. College Track scholarships significantly impact a students’ ability to attend a four-year college and graduate with no more than $30,000 in debt. From the minute students enroll in College Track, they become eligible to earn scholarship dollars for attending College Track classes, meeting GPA goals, and participating in community service activities. Our need- and merit-based awards are disbursed on an annual basis. 87% of our students borrow less than $25K $5,600 in merit-based scholarships available through College Track AFFORDABLE COLLEGE INITIATIVE College Track upholds an organizational responsibility to invest need-based scholarship dollars to students who attend colleges that have demonstrated success at graduating first- generation and low-income students, those we label “Best Fit” colleges and universities. Elements of a Best Fit school include high graduation rates, low debt, and support services for under-represented students: more than 2x higher graduation rate than the national average for low-income and first-generation students 20% more likely to find employment by graduating from a Best Fit College *Source: The Pell Institute