You have read and heard all of the headlines. Asthma, hypertension, diabetes, and heart diseases are risk factors for COVID-19 fatality in the minority community. This community is contracting and dying from the novel coronavirus at rates that double and triple those of other races. Some of the explanations for the disparities include financial and health. These are the same people who are more likely to be essential workers and find themselves uninsured and at the bottom of the economic brackets. In exposing the racial and wealth gap, the academic achievement gap also has to be taken into consideration. Every facet of higher education will be disrupted. Black and Brown families, disproportionately represented by COVID-19, will inevitably also be impacted by their ability to educate their children at institutions of higher learning.
The virus will have a significant impact on college admission, a process that should not discriminate, but inherently does so. Last March, the admissions scandal opened the nation’s eyes to many inequities on the road to college acceptance, and one year later, we are faced with another issue of access and equality. So, what can parents and students do? Does Black Education Matter? That is the very question that the Infinite Scholars Program (ISP) was asked, and this is how we responded.
Infinite Scholars Program is dedicated to leveling the playing field by eliminating the natural advantages that wealth and privilege have to the admission system. ISP has one mission, and that is to provide all deserving students, especially financially disadvantaged students and students of diversity, the guidance and access to financial resources they need to further their education and pursue degrees at institutions of higher education. All of the services are provided FREE to students and their parents. To combat the issues of COVID-19, which have limited such things as in-person visits to college campuses, we have partnered with moreCollegeOffers.com for virtual admissions and scholarship offers.
moreCollegeOffersTM is the leading online college admission and scholarship marketplace with access to one of the largest colleges and university networks available. The network of over 450 accredited colleges, universities, and vocational schools located all over the country is made available through an affiliation with the Infinite Scholars Program. Students complete an online profile that is then shared with the 450+ colleges and universities. moreCollegeOffersTM puts the power in the students’ hands by providing students a customized dashboard and centralized location to receive and manage multiple admission and scholarship offers.
Students and their families will save hundreds of dollars in application fees because all of the colleges and universities in our network have agreed to waive their application fees for students they recruit through moreCollegeOffersTM. (The average college application fees range from $45 – $90 for each application.) The bottom-line, moreCollegeOffersTM helps students save time and money while receiving more admission and scholarship offers.
Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” In this new consciousness of Black Lives Matter, ISP is adamite that Black Education Matters just as much!
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