Scholarships for Writers of Color

College Admissions Essay Coaching Scholarship

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“Do not be afraid to ask for help. Nobody gets through college on their own.” — Michelle Obama

Three annual winners of this scholarship will receive, totally free, the five-hour package of Gotham’s College Admissions Essay Coaching.

The Gotham College Admissions Essay Coaching Scholarship is available to people of color who are currently in Grades 10-12 in high school. One application per person. (Students outside the US may apply if they meet these requirements.)

Application window opens March 1.

Applications must be submitted right here by 11:59 pm Eastern Time, May 15.

Winners will be announced by mid-June. All applicants will be notified.

The scholarship is currently closed.

2021 Winners

Elena Conic
Ifeoluwa Idakolo
Jazmine Medina


2022 Winners

Esha Awadh
Haniyah Bilal
Natalia Labre
Miyuki Oblitas
Sanai Rashid
Omisha Skinner


2023 Winners

Tyler Gomez
Mitchell Jefferson
Olivia Mark

Ifeoluwa Idakolo

“Cullen, my instructor, helped me with navigating the tricky waters of the personal essay. His expertise on memoir writing was highly instrumental in the refining of my personal statement. Without his red pens and corrections, I do not think my essays would have stood out. Thanks to scholarships, like the one at GWW, for connecting people like myself with instructors like Cullen. Ultimately, this scholarship helped me bridge the gap between me and other more resourced applicants.”

Ifeoluwa Idakolo
College Admissions Essay Coaching Scholarship Winner

“Working with Cullen has been such a fantastic experience. He helped me figure out my essay topic, and his writing expertise was evident. I would recommend this service to anyone who aspires to write a memorable college essay. Without my instructor, I would not have gotten Early Admission to my first college of choice!”

Mitchell Jefferson
College Admissions Essay Coaching Scholarship Winner

Mitchell Jefferson