Guidance/School Counselor or Adult Personal Reference,
Minds Matter is a competitive, not-for-profit
organization dedicated to assisting bright, motivated and deserving students in
preparing for college admission and success. Participation in Minds
Matter can provide students with enriching educational and social opportunities
and increase their chances for college acceptance and scholarships.
Minds Matter currently has chapters 14 cities. You can view our full list of chapters here.
Since inception in 1991, 100% of
Minds Matter students have been accepted to a four-year college or
To be eligible for the program, a student
--Have a strong overall grade point
average of 3.0 or higher (3.5 for Cleveland chapter)
--Be committed to pursuing a college
--Demonstrate strong academic
potential, motivation, maturity, and responsibility
--Be active in extracurricular and/or
community activities (part time jobs included)
--Show that he/she would benefit
greatly from a summer academic experience
--Be committed to attending weekly
Minds Matter sessions during the school year
If a student is accepted, Minds Matter will:
--Provide a comprehensive three-year
program focused on college preparation.
--Improve his/her writing, public
speaking and critical thinking skills through an extensive weekly tutoring/mentoring
--Assign each student two (2) volunteer
mentors who are working professionals with college degrees
--Guide students through the
application process for summer academic programs and, eventually, for
--Raise funds to pay for all summer program
--Improve his/her standardized test
scores through an extensive weekly test preparation workshop.
Admission is highly competitive.
Recommendations, along with the student’s application, will serve as the core
of the evaluation process.
For more information about our program,
please refer to www.mindsmatter.org
Please Note: For each student you recommend,
you must enter their First Name, Last Name and Chapter exactly as the student
does. Please confirm all information with the student before submitting