Preparing for college

Here is a list of national affinity societies for students who wish to prepare for college. Sites may provide anything from strategies for college application to scholarship information.

Bottom Line

Service to help high school juniors and seniors get into college and support them once they are attending

College Board

Resources for planning for college and the SAT

College Greenlight

Search for scholarships and browse information about colleges

Common Application

Apply to over 500 public and private colleges through one application

Gates Scholarship Program

Scholarships supporting outstanding students from underrepresented groups

I’m First

An online community for first-generation college students

Jack Kente Cooke Scholarship Programs

Scholarships supporting outstanding students with financial need

Posse Foundation

Scholarships for public high school students from a number of U.S. cities, including Boston


College and scholarship application for low-income high school seniors

Steppingstone Foundation

Access programs for students in the Boston area

TMCF Scholarships

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund (TMCF) scholarships for students attending public member Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)

UNCF Scholarships

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) scholarships for students attending private member Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)

UNCF STEM Scholars

Scholarship supporting African-American high school seniors