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April 15, 2018

2018 College Match Results

Thus far this year, we have had 119 low-income seniors get into Top 25 colleges and 161 get into Top 50 colleges. Over the past four years, 72% of College Match seniors have been admitted into at least one Top 25 College and 96% have been admitted into at least one Top 50 College.

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March 5, 2018

40 College Match Gates Millennium Scholars

Over the years, 40 College Match students have won Gates Millennium Scholarships, which cover financial costs for both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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January 15, 2018

6 College Match Fulbright Scholars

Six College Match students have received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to pursue graduate studies.

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December 31, 2017

6 College Match Students Achieve the Rarest of Admissions Possibilities

Six College Match students have been accepted into the eight-year Brown University undergraduate and Medical School program, allowing them to enroll in Brown Medical School without taking the MCAT Exam as long as they maintain reasonable grades as a Brown undergraduate.

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June 6, 2016

Ted Fiske, Former Education Editor of the New York Times, Praises College Match

Ted Fiske, Former Education Editor of The New York Times and the author of numerous higher education books including the highly-regarded Fiske Guide to Colleges, shares his praise for College Match.

"If there were a Nobel Prize for college admissions, you'd be a shoo-in."
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April 24, 2016

Letter from a Bill Gates Scholar

Hi Harley, Erica, and Michelle!
I hope all of you guys are doing well. I am just emailing you all to say thank you. Harley, thank you so much for accepting me into the College Match program. It has benefited me so much from SAT classes to college visits to college applications. It made this process as first generation to go to college in my family a lot smoother.

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February 28, 2016

A wonderful email from a former College Match student

Hey Mr. Frankel,
I hope everything is going well with you and your family. It’s been a while since we last spoke and you may or may not remember me from the College Match program. I was in the group from LA Jordan and I believe we went on a college tour in the 2003 school year.

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November 9, 2014

Bryn Mawr appoints College Match Alum to the NeXXT Scholars Initiative

College Match alum (Bell High), Noemi Moreno, currently a junior at Bryn Mawr, has been selected as one of only two American students at her college to participate in the NeXXt Scholars Initiative, a partnership of the US Department of State, the New York Academy of Sciences and leading women's colleges.

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October 22, 2014

College Match Graduate is White House Intern

Josh Rodriguez, College Match 2009, has begun a White House Internship working on Immigration. Josh, who recently returned from Mexico City on a Fulbright studying American-Mexican business relationships, is the only White House Domestic Policy Intern working on immigration issues.

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January 30, 2014

Two College Presidents Praise College Match at White House Summit on College Access

College Match was singled out by two College Presidents last week as one of the nation's top college access organizations in conjunction with the White House Summit on College Access.

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October 16, 2013

College Match Alum Featured on Vassar admissions homepage

College Match alum, Bell High School grad, and current Vassar film major Cesar Cervantes, who created an award-winning after-school film program for inner-city teens in Los Angeles, is spotlighted this month on Vassar's admission website.

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"Wow! Congratulations. If there were a Nobel Prize for college admissions, you'd be a shoo-in."

– Edward B. Fiske, Former Education Editor of The New York Times and Author of The Fiske Guide to Colleges

"You believed in us so much that we finally began believing in ourselves."

– Rosa Avila, Yale OB/GYN, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center Chicago.

"College Match is one of the top college access programs in the country. You make a positive difference in the lives of a lot of deserving kids."

– David Borus, Former Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Vassar College

"I went from Jordan High School [in Watts] to standing next to a member of the Supreme Court."

– Antonio Ingram, Yale & Berkeley Law Morrison & Foerster, Federal Judicial Clerkship, Government of Malawi

"Just spectacular. So many people we know are talk, talk, talking. You are doing. What a powerful impact you are having-changing the lives of so many young people. Just think where most of them would be were it not for you and your work."

– Arnie Miller, Former Director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office

College Match is "a network for students to connect with one another and strive for their dreams together."

– Rudy Torres, Brown University

"It is clear that you are doing extremely important work to enable these young people to realize their potential. Nothing could be more important. Keep it going."

– Bill George, Former CEO of Medtronic and the author of the best selling book, True North, which focuses on outstanding leadership

"I will be graduating from Columbia Law School and hope to make contributions to improving the wellbeing of low-income minority communities through looking at disparities in public health."

– Jennifer Anderson, Columbia Law School

"Exceptionally impressive."

– Mel Levine, Former United States Congressman

"College Match is doing the work that is so essential to youngsters with talent who need a staircase more than a step to reach their educational goals."

– Shirley M. Hufstedler, Former U. S. Secretary of Education

"I want to commend you on the work you are doing with students in the Los Angeles area. It is work that is definitely needed."

– Mike Krzyzewski, Head Basketball Coach at Duke University and U. S. Olympic Coach

"Your record is simply incredible. We watch with great admiration as College Match offers a pathway for so many young people to realize their potential. Your vision and record are truly inspirational."

– Bill Corr, Former Deputy Secretary, Federal Dept. Of Health and Human Services

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