WELCOME to the Ron Brown Scholar Program’s new high school initiative--Guided Pathway Support (GPS) Program.
The Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) helps African-American juniors and seniors navigate the path to top colleges by directing students to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available. This free program, teaches students how to prepare for, apply to, pay for, persist in and graduate from college.
Using our “high tech and high touch” approach, GPS narrows the college access gap using tele-mentoring through our exclusive GPS Workplace by Facebook community, direct interactions with admissions professionals and exposure to successful peer role models. GPS empowers high school juniors, seniors, their parents and their guidance counselors throughout the college application process.
With GPS, the messengers complement the message. GPS students are mentored and guided by Ron Brown Scholars and Captains. As opposed to traditional mentoring programs, Ron Brown Scholars and Captains are similar in racial identity, age, income, and life experiences to meaningfully engage GPS students. They have already successfully navigated college journeys from hardship into America’s top colleges and universities, graduate schools and corporations and are eager to guide others.
The application will open on March 1, 2017.The deadline to apply is May 31, 2017.
To apply for this program create an account by clicking the Create A New GPS Account button under Need An Account on the right of this page. Once you create your account you will receive a confirmation in your email account to complete the registration process. (if you do not see the confirmation email in your Inbox, be sure to check your spam/junk folder.)