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You could earn up to $20,000 in scholarships by texting and being on TikTok

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Need help paying for college? College scholarships and coaching are available for Bay Area students

At Making Waves Education Foundation, we’re here to partner with students so college is affordable and graduation is attainable.  

Our program participants graduate from college and land jobs at twice the rate of their peers and 84% earn their degrees debt-free.  

We are looking to support more Bay Area students from low-income backgrounds – so we are launching a new scholarship opportunity.  

To get started, all you need is your phone

The application requirements are you must sign up for the Making Waves college and career chatbot, follow Making Waves on TikTok, and complete an application. 

Twenty eligible students will receive up to $20,000 each in scholarship funding – and be enrolled in Making Waves Education Foundation’s college and career success program

Through our Making Waves college and career success program, you’ll be paired with a college coach, financial coordinator, and career specialist. From deciding if college is right for you all the way to graduation and the start of your career – our team is here to partner with you in setting and reaching your goals. 

Are you nervous about not being able to afford college? Are you wondering about admissions requirements? Are you exploring different career options?

Our free college and career chatbot can answer your questions and remind you about college admissions and FAFSA or financial aid deadlines, starting in 9th grade. 

Are you wondering what a day in the life of a college student looks like? Are you struggling to fill out the FAFSA application? Are you looking for college and career tips?

Our TikTok videos give you a snapshot of college life from students and advice from college coaches, financial coordinators, and career specialists. 

Thinking about becoming a lawyer? Text Making Waves. Curious about technical school? Just ask. Interested in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs, and Hispanic Serving Institutions, or HSIs?

We are here to support you

If you’re looking for personalized support for your college and career journey or are hoping to gain a deeper understanding of your interests so you can make more informed decisions, why wait?

About Making Waves Education Foundation

At Making Waves, we are committed to educational equity. Making Waves Education Foundation is a Bay Area nonprofit that supports Making Waves Academy – a public charter school with more than 1,100 5th through 12th grade students – and leads college and career programming with more than 430 college students.​

Knowing the opportunities that come with a college degree, we partner with historically underrepresented and underserved students to help make college affordable and graduation attainable. Centering the journeys of our students, our personalized approach includes college and career coaching, scholarships, and financial planning.​

Our alumni network includes more than 730 college graduates, who earn their degrees and land jobs at more than twice the rate of their first-generation, low-income peers, with 85% graduating debt-free.

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