The $1000+ Quad Access to Education Scholarship

Quad Education is dedicated to helping ambitious, well-deserving students access higher education and realize their dreams. We believe that every student, regardless of age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, and background, has the right to learn; we strive to break down barriers and open possibilities for all.

In keeping with our vision, we’ve created the Quad Access to Education Scholarship. Our scholarship is for low-income, high-achieving, first-generation students who demonstrate financial need.

ATE Scholarship winners are awarded five hours of college application or SAT/ACT tutoring support worth over $1000.

Eligibility: Who Can Apply for the Quad Education ATE Scholarship

To be eligible for Quad Education’s merit-based, first-generation student Scholarship, applications must meet the following requirements: 

  • Household income less than $75,000 annually* (Need help determining your household’s gross income? Click here for more information)
  • First-generation college student 
  • High school student in your final year planning to attend college in the next fall term or high school student in your junior year starting your college application preparation
  • Permanent U.S. resident
  • At least 16 years old  
  • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA 

* Applicants must submit ACT/SAT fee waivers forms to confirm demonstrated financial need. This is a scholarship for low-income students who demonstrate academic excellence.

The Application Process

To apply for the Quad Education ATE Scholarship, all candidates must complete the following steps: 

1. Follow Quad Education on Social Media (YouTube and/or Facebook)

Follow us on our YouTube and/or Facebook accounts at: 

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2. Create a Two-Minute Video 

Submit a short, two-minute video of yourself answering the following questions: 

  • What are you most passionate about and why? (Think about what drives and inspires you.)
  • What is your greatest aspiration, and how will attending college realize your dream? (Consider where you see yourself in the future and how a college education can help you get there.) 
  • How would the ATE Scholarship help make applying to college easier, and how would it help you reach your goal?

Video Submission Requirements: 

  • We aren’t judging your video’s quality – feel free to use a phone camera or webcam 
  • Transitions, graphics, and other stylistic choices aren’t necessary – what’s important is your response! 
  • Your video must be uploaded to either your Google Drive, or Dropbox – all you need to do is send us a link

3. Write a 200-Word Essay Discussing Your Unique Background

Please write a 200-word essay answering the prompt: “What else should we know about your background, circumstances, personality, or interests that you haven’t shared with us already?” 

*Note: Our scholarship team will use your essay to contextualize your application and better understand you as a candidate. Your essay won’t be shared with anyone besides our team and will not be used in any promotional capacity; write freely and authentically. 

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4. Complete The Application Form

Please complete our Google Form, including the following materials: 

  • The direct link to your video
  • A copy of your 200-word essay
  • An answer to the question: “Where did you find out about the Quad Education ATE Scholarship?”
  • Your high school transcript
  • Your SAT/ACT fee waiver 

Selection Criteria/Selection Steps

Quad Education is committed to transparency in how we evaluate ATE Scholarship applications. Our selection criteria are as follows: 

1. Your video submission and scholarship essay are equally weighted in our selection process. Your video is evaluated based on the substance and thoughtfulness of your answers. Your essay is evaluated based on its content and your writing style. 

2. We will select one student whose video best demonstrates how winning the ATE scholarship and attending college will help them realize their goals and whose essay offer a candid, well-constructed narrative about themselves. 

3. The winner will be announced on our scholarship page. We will also notify the winner directly via email.

ATE Scholarship Deadlines

Quad Education offers our first-generation scholarship twice annually. These are the deadlines for the spring and fall scholarship application windows: 

Spring Scholarship Window (January to June) Deadlines 

Open date: January 1st 

Submission deadline: April 30th

When applicants are notified: May 15th

When winners are announced: June 1st

Fall Scholarship Window (July to December) Deadlines

Open date: July 1st

Submission deadline: October 30th

When applicants are notified: November 15th

When winners are announced: December 1st

Award Description

The Quad Education ATE Scholarship winner will receive five hours of college application or tutoring support (worth $1000+) to redeem on any of our following services:

  • SAT/ACT Tutoring 
  • End-To-End College Application Consulting 
  • College Waitlist Support 

Alternatively, you can also choose other targeted services, such as: 

  • Personal statement crafting and editing 
  • Supplement essay crafting and editing 
  • Scholarship application building and editing 
  • Interview prep support

Quad Education ATE Scholarship FAQs 

1. What do you define as a first-generation student? 

Our first-generation college student scholarship is for students whose parents/guardians (including step/adoptive/foster parents) and grandparents haven’t completed a four-year university or college degree. 

Even if your siblings/cousins/other family members have attended college, you’re still a first-generation college student; our scholarship is open to you! 

2. Will this scholarship cover my college application fees and tuition? 

No, our scholarship for low-income, first-generation students awards students five hours of support toward our services listed above. 

3. Who will I work with if I win the ATE Scholarship? 

ATE Scholarship winners will work with our expert college admissions counselors or SAT/ACT tutors to fortify their college applications and boost their chances of admission at the country’s top schools. 

4. Who do I contact if I have further questions?

For any questions about our scholarship offering, please contact

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