College Greenlight is a service provided by Cappex, a leading college search website that has a working relationship with hundreds of colleges and years of experience helping students achieve college success. College Greenlight offers targeted college search guidance to populations that traditionally have been underserved by higher education. They connect first generation and underrepresented students to right-fit colleges, generous scholarships and life-changing counselors and mentors. College Greenlight is a free resource for any traditionally underrepresented student who is serious about getting into and thriving at their perfect college; helping students discover, research and build relationships with the colleges and universities that will allow them to succeed. College Greenlight believes every hard-working student deserves access to a wide variety of financial resources. That’s why they’ve built an easily searchable database filled with thousands of scholarships, grants and merit-aid opportunities. Students receive a customized list of the awards best suited to their academic, social and community accomplishments.
College Greenlight also serves the counselors, teachers and community-based organizations who have given their time and expertise to empower these students. They have developed a host of tools for these college access professionals to help them track their students’ progress to and through college. College Greenlight maintains a meaningful relationship with users through an active network of publishing, blogging, newsletter correspondence and social media.
To further illustrate EAB’s attention to this important work, a recent Office Hours with EAB podcast features two of EAB’s student success experts, Meacie Fairfax and Ed Venit, discussing equity gaps in higher education and ways the pandemic and recent social unrest threaten to widen those gaps unless universities take swift action.