Our mission is to make college possible for underserved youth by matching students with donors, resources, colleges and professional networks.
ScholarMatch is the only major nonprofit that combines an innovative crowdfunded scholarship platform with game-changing college access and career mentoring support. A virtual and physical hub for the community to stand up for its low-income and first-gen youth, we work both online and in-person: through our web platform, at our drop-in center, and in partnership with local schools and organizations. We envision a world where all students have access to higher education, support to persist to graduation, and opportunities to succeed in a fulfilling career. Our mission is to make this possible by matching underserved youth with donors, resources, colleges, and professional networks. Founded in 2010 by award-winning author Dave Eggers, we provide college access counseling services to more than 500 students per year, have awarded nearly $1,000,000 in last-dollar scholarships, and engaged hundreds of community supporters.