At-risk high school graduates are 12 times more likely to be incarcerated than students with a vocation degree or higher.
Unemployment rates are 4-6 times higher for at-risk high school graduates compared with students with a vocation degree or higher.
At-risk high school SAT scores are 250 or more points below average increasing difficulty and risk of dropping out before college degree.
Set up students for success by matching them with correct school based on academic and financial resources.
Leverage grants, financial aid, scholarships to reduce student debt to optimize degree plan for success.
For students unprepared or under-financed, establish individual success plan for year 1 and 2 in community college.
For students with financial needs, manage and provide up to $6,000 for students toward reaching goals.
For students better suited to vocational school, ScholarShot staff will direct, support and manage students toward this path.
The ScholarShot team will work with students with training to be college and career ready.
Pre-semester degree plans, budgets and transcript reviews.
Bi-weekly Scholar updates from enrollment through graduation.
Monitor classroom and grade performance through Scholar portals.
Continual academic guidance and emotional support.
Emergency micro-grants and allowances for Scholars in good standing.
ScholarShot Scholars graduate at a 90% success rate compared with a 10% graduation rate for at-risk students.
Compare $6,000 cost per year for a ScholarShot Scholar with $44,000 yearly per person incarceration costs.
ScholarShot graduates average debt $15,000 vs. $45,000 average debt for college graduates in Texas.
Most ScholarShot Scholars are first generation college graduates earning middle incomes with many first generation homeowners.
Scholars complete degrees in less time: vocational, associate and undergraduate degrees in 1, 3 or 5 years.
ScholarShot graduates, coming from poverty level income families earn first year incomes of $35,000 to $55,000.