College Readiness

Since 2007, the year GSF took its first international trip, GSF Fellows have traveled to six continents and several US cities and states. Fellows visit popular landmarks, like the Great Wall of China and Christ the Redeemer Statue; elementary and high schools; local government facilities; and restaurants and practice their foreign language skills. Fellows document their experiences on the tour by blogging, posting to social media and creating photo essays and videos.

HELPING FELLOWS MEET THEIR GOALS!

The College Readiness component of GSF provides Fellows with first-hand information about every aspect of college life by focusing on six specific elements.

1. COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Fellows are introduced to every aspect of the college experience from eating cafeteria food to paying for college.

2. FINANCIAL AID

Fellows learn about FASFA, student loans, scholarships, grants, and work study.

3. STANDARDIZED TESTS

Fellows participate in standardize test preparation and test strategy.

4. MAJORS, CAREERS & PASSIONS

Fellows explore college majors and career options by first identifying their passions and skills.

5. PLANNING

Fellows make a personal plan for attending and graduating from college.

6. COLLEGE APPLICATION & PERSONAL ESSAY

Fellows receive valuable one-on-one help writing and editing their college application and personal essay.

COLLEGES VISITED BY GSF FELLOWS:

GSF scholars visit colleges and universities—providing a wide range of opportunities for the scholars to consider. GSF Scholars have visited the following colleges and universities:

  • American University

  • Bowie State University

  • Brown University

  • Catholic University

  • Columbia University

  • Cornell University

  • Dartmouth University

  • Georgetown University

  • George Mason University

  • George Washington University

  • Harvard University

  • Howard University

  • Morgan State University

  • Princeton University

  • Trinity University

  • University of the District of Columbia

  • University of Maryland

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Yale University