If you have ambition and the willingness to work hard, but have no idea the best way to get to college, we want to hear from you. We are a community of dedicated teachers, community residents, parents, and friends who offer our guidance and mentorship. Our fellowship program offers students a chance to have doors opened.

Every month we have an action-workshop, where you will hear presentations, go on a field trip, participate in hands-on learning, or complete a volunteer activity.

Our aim is to expose our student fellows to the workforce and to opportunities for academic advancement. We stress the importance of civic responsibility, intellectual attainment, and community service. We  set up peer-mentoring  and volunteer opportunities for our students, so that they can also experience the gift of making a positive impact on another.

What do you have to do?


If you prefer to submit an application via email, you can download it  and then email to apply@thepathtocollege.org

ONLINE + EMAIL Application Submissions MUST send in your high school transcripts. (Find them at floridashines.org)

Make sure that you qualify for our program. Talk to your parent(s) or guardian(s) about submitting their most recent tax return, or submit a letter of eligibility for free/reduced lunch.

If you need help with the application process,  or have any questions before you apply, please reach out to us at apply@pathtocollege.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.




We want to hear them

Are you eligible for our fellowship?

We have set out the following student profile guidelines; however, if there is a student who does not have one of these components, but displays great leadership and civic responsibility, we will absolutely consider him/her. The program starts in tenth grade and follows the student through graduation, so we are looking for students to apply at the end of their ninth grade year with a GPA at or above 3.5, and/or a PSAT score of around 1000, and/or a FSA score of 4/5; however, we will accept ESOL students with a score of 3. Again, these are guidelines and not strict restrictions. Our income guideline for defining "low-income" generally follow the PBC housing guidelines (http://discover.pbcgov.org/DES/BHI/2016%20Income%20Limits%204-4-16.pdf), but, again, we may make considerations for students whose families fall slightly above the income categories as we realize this measure can affect families much differently depending on a variety of circumstances. Students with an interest in civics, academics, politics and communication will be greatly served by our program; however, we accept students with interests as diverse in nature as their backgrounds. Most importantly, we are looking for the students who display leadership, who really deserve this help, and who will use it to give back to their communities. Students whose parents are not able to help guide them through the college selection and application process, but who have the potential to go far, are the ones best suited for our program.