College Compass Admissions Scholarship
Accepting Applications April 23 - June 20, 2021
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About College Compass

College Compass by Everest Education offers strategic solutions to help aspiring high school students (Grade 9-12) and gap year students get into the best universities and colleges in the world. Our students have been accepted to the most prestigious schools, including Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Cornell, Duke, Williams, Amherst, USC and more with remarkable financial aid. As part of our social impact initiatives, we want to help the most talented Vietnamese high school students who are with financial disadvantages and limited resources to get into top #30 national universities and top #15 liberal art colleges. We want to do so by providing three (3) full ride scholarships to our College Compass Admissions coaching program for those who meet our qualifications and eligibility.

Stories from the Inaugural class of College Compass

What’s in it for you

Each scholarship award provides the student with a fully funded, year-long personal mentoring package includes:

  • ✔  25 hours of 1-1 online career and college prep coaching with our experienced counselors;

  • ✔  Personalized guidance for college essay writing, resume building, and interview preparation;

  • ✔  Specialized resources for college and scholarship application process;

  • ✔  Peer-to-peer support in an online community;

  • ✔  Exclusive access to invite-only, online events featuring workshops and alumni networking sessions

Who can apply

If you are a high school senior or a gap year student from urban or rural areas of Vietnam with expected financial contribution ability less than 10,000 USD/year, this scholarship is for you. To qualify for the awards, you must meet the following criteria:

GPA
Vietnam: 8.5+ (preferably 9.0+)
US & International: 3.6+/4.0 or 4.7+/5.0 or 92% (preferably 3.9+/4.0 or 4.9+/5.0 or 96%+)
Extracurricular achievements
✔ 2+ leadership positions;
✔ 2+ major related activities (if student has an intended major);
✔ Show significant achievements in academic and personal growth;
✔ International/national/local awards would be a plus (state/province/city)
Personal traits and competences
✔ Have strong work ethics and critical thinking skills;
✔ Have a well-rounded understanding of social/environmental/cultural events;
✔ Reflective in personal experiences;
✔ Have clear intentions for their college and career vision;
✔ Self-reflective and open to feedback;
✔ We look for evidence of strong writing ability, intellectual spark, and determination through essays and recommendations.
Standardized test
(optional, but highly recommended)
✔ SAT: 1500+ (preferably 1530+) or ACT 33-34/36
✔ IELTS: 7.0+ (preferably 8.5+) or TOEFL: 110 (preferably 115+)

GPA

Vietnam:

  • 8.5+ (preferably 9.0+)

US & International:

  • 3.6+/4.0 or 4.7+/5.0 or 92% (preferably 3.9+/4.0 or 4.9+/5.0 or 96%+)

Extracurricular achievements

  • 2+ leadership positions; 
  • 2+ major related activities (if student has an intended major);
  • Show significant achievements in academic and personal growth;
  • International/national/local awards would be a plus (state/province/city)

Personal traits and competences

  • Have strong work ethics and critical thinking skills;
  • Have a well-rounded understanding of social/environmental/cultural events;
  • Reflective in personal experiences;
  • Have clear intentions for their college and career vision;
  • Self-reflective and open to feedback;
  • We look for evidence of strong writing ability, intellectual spark, and determination through essays and recommendations.

Standardized test
(optional, but highly recommended)

  • SAT: 1500+ (preferably 1530+) or ACT 33-34/36
  • IELTS: 7.0+ (preferably 8.5+) or TOEFL: 110 (preferably 115+)

 

How to apply

◆ Submit a free online application form including the following components:

  • A 1-minute self-introduction video
  • A 300-word personal essay:

Elaborate on one time your core value(s) were challenged during the last 3 years. This can be in a personal or professional setting. Feel free to share about, but not limited to:

    • What core value(s) were challenged
    • Description of the situation
    • Your actions under that circumstance
    • The results of your action
    • The greatest lesson(s) you learned from the experience

◆ A resume detailing your extracurricular achievements

◆ High school GPA

◆ SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test, or AP test scores (unofficial test and mock test score reports are accepted)

◆ A recommendation letter in Vietnamese or English from a high school teacher (optional but highly recommended)

◆ Access to household’s  financial documents is highly recommended for us to assess the application accurately

*For further inquiry or support, please visit our website and Facebook or contact us at 0911 073 443 or cc-academics@e2.com.vn.

Meet our outstanding scholars

Nguyễn Mai Kiều Anh
(CC Scholars ‘18)

“College Compass giúp em tự tin hơn về bản thân mình, vì trước đây em không nghĩ mình sẽ nộp vào những trường có thứ hạng cao.”

  • Former student of VNU - HCM High School for the Gifted
  • Currently enrolled at Williams College
  • Other school acceptances: Cornell University, Bard College, Drexel University, Minerva Schools at KGI, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Financial aid: $1,000,000
Lê Mỹ Hiền
(CC Scholars ‘19)

“Cảm ơn College Compass vì một cơ hội thay đổi cuộc đời - Thank you College Compass for a life-changing opportunity.”

  • Former student of Trần Hưng Đạo High School for the Gifted, Bình Thuận (Việt Nam)
  • Currently enrolled at Harvard University
  • Other school acceptances: Amherst College, Duke University, Jacobs University Bremen
  • Financial aid: $1,303,312
Nguyễn Hải Nam
(CC Scholars ‘20)

“Tập trung vào những gì mình đam mê, nếu không có cơ hội thì tự tạo ra cơ hội, tin vào chính mình, và nếu có thể, hãy tìm cho mình một người dẫn đường.”

  • Former student of Trần Hưng Đạo High School for the Gifted, Bình Thuận (Việt Nam) & United World College East Africa, Moshi (Tanzania)
  • School of choice: Middlebury College
  • Other school acceptances: Colorado College, Macalester College, St. Olaf College
  • Financial aid: $1,195,641
Nguyễn Văn Chiến
(CC Scholars ‘20)

“My college admission process was a journey riddled with obstacles and pressures, and I am glad that I had College Compass as my companion.”

  • Former student of Vinh Phuc High School for the Gifted, Vĩnh Phúc (Việt Nam) 
  • School of choice: Princeton University
  • Other school acceptances: Drexel University
  • Financial aid: $478,760

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