UCEazy’s philanthropic efforts are designed to provide low-income, foreign-born parents assistance during the college admissions.

The Problem

The college admissions process has increasingly become highly competitive and complex. Therefore, most students need assistance to secure admission to the college of their dreams. This assistance typically comes from school counselors or parents.

Unfortunately, students from low-income immigrant families, oftentimes, are not able to receive sufficient or appropriate guidance they need for college admissions. First, parents are unable to provide the necessary help because they did not attend high school or college in the U.S. Second, many public high schools cannot afford personalized support with college admissions, especially with a student to counselor ratio in the U.S. of 475:1.

Inadequate guidance presents challenges such as not knowing how to compete against other students and making poor decisions that result in either underselling themselves or having an unrealistic college list.

Our Solution

Provide free college admissions counseling to students from low-income families with foreign-born parents.

Program Funding

UCEazy funds this program through:

• Pro bono work from UCEazy counselors.

• Monetary donations from our customers and others, with UCEazy matching contributions.

• Please contact UCEazy at “info@uceazy.com”, if you would like to make a donation and help these students.

Qualification Criteria

• Family income below the national median household income of $61,937 (per U.S. Census 2018), and/or student qualifies for federal free/reduced lunch program.

• Cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0.

How to Apply

• E-Mail UCEazy at “info@uceazy.com” to begin the application process.


UCEazy Next Gen Scholarship (Shari Schussel Scholarship)

To honor our beloved employee #1 Shari Schussel, UCEazy created the “UCEazy Next Gen Scholarship” to support and help talented students from low-income families get accepted to the nation’s top colleges and universities. UCEazy’s proprietary program matches you and your student’s unique needs in navigating U.S. high schools and college admissions.

Eligibility: Income:

Students who are UCEazy Next Gen Scholars come from households earning less than $65,000 per year for a typical family of four with minimal assets. However, there are no absolute cut-offs. If a student comes from a household earning more than this amount but feels that they have faced economic hardship and fit the UCEazy Next Gen Scholarship criteria of high-achieving, low-income students, we would encourage that student to apply. There is room on the application to explain the family’s situation.

Holistic Student:

We are looking for high school students who have shown outstanding academic ability and leadership despite financial challenges. We do not have a minimum requirement for GPA, standardized test scores, income, or other factors. Instead, we take a holistic approach to reviewing by looking at whole student.

Timeline:

The number of scholarships available to be awarded will be determined each year based on the availability of funds and the eligibility of applicants.

Who is UCEazy:

UCEazy is the first virtual academy specializing in college admissions guidance for students whose parents were educated outside the United States. We have a unique position of understanding both the aspirations and culture of immigrant families as well as what universities seek.

Please sign up using the following link: https://forms.gle/sGcu7vUJkghQgxX27