When they signed up for the inaugural Get Schooled College Dollars Challenge, Thurgood Marshall Academy had one goal in mind - 100% enrollment in college for the graduating class. As the national winners of the College Dollars Challenge, the senior class is well on it's way to achieving that goal!
And the College Dollars Challenge Winner Is ...
Get Schooled conducted its 10-week College Dollars Challenge from January 17th to March 23rd. The Challenge brought inspiring messages and engaging on-line activities to students, schools and families, strengthening college awareness, basic financial management skills, and ultimately increased the number of students who successfully submitted a FAFSA form. Get Schooled also partnered with MTV and the College Board to launch the first Facebook App designed to seek out custom scholarships for students.
The competition was incredible, but no school took the Challenge by storm like Thurgood Marshall Academy. Thurgood Marshall Academy, based in the South East area of Washington, DC, dedicated themselves to overcoming all of the obstacles they face on a daily basis inside and outside of school, and worked hard to ensure that 100% of the Seniors actively participated in the competition.
For Thurgood Marshall, the College Dollars Challenge benefited their school because it motivated the students to focus on financial aid and complete all the necessary work to ensure they have money for college, and the students did it! With a dedicated group of educators and staff, the students completed more than 95% of their FAFSA forms, and over 90% of their students applied for scholarships through the Get Schooled website.
The students and staff at Thurgood Marshall are a true testament of a school working together to achieve student success. When the challenge began, they were focused, and at the end of the Get Schooled College Dollars Challenge, Thurgood Marshall Academy won, based on their incredible participation and student goals. Each Senior now has an opportunity to receive the Financial Aid, Scholarships and Grants that they are eligible to receive because they worked hard and were successful.
Congratulations Thurgood Marshall Academy! We hope you enjoy your concert!!!