College Acceptance News

Breakthrough high school seniors are already receiving wonderful news from colleges.
  • Carolina R, a senior at Central High School, has been admitted to Temple University and Philadelphia University. In addition, Carolina received a Philadelphia University scholarship valued at $72,000 over 4 years. 
  • Cierra J, a senior at Abington Friends School, has been admitted to the engineering programs at Villanova University, Drexel University, Temple University, and Widener University. 
  • Ahkeel T (pictured above), a senior at Mastery Charter School -- Shoemaker, has been admitted to Columbia University where he received a QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship amounting to the full cost of attendance totaling more than $285,000 over four years. 
  • Skylar P, a senior attending school in North Carolina, has been admitted to Hampton University, Shaw University, and Wingate University. In addition, Skylar was awarded a Wingate University scholarship worth $76,000 over four years. 
  • Terri S, a senior at Constitution High School, has been admitted to Norfolk State University, East Stroudsburg University, and Bloomsburg University. 

Throughout the summer and fall, these seniors worked with Breakthrough counselors to develop a college list, craft their application essays, prepare for their standardized tests, and complete their financial aid applications. 

Carolina R. spoke of her experience, "I am so happy about my acceptances so far. Applying to colleges has been a new experience for me and a little stressful, but it is almost over. Breakthrough has helped me tremendously. I would have never filled out the College Scholarship Service Profile without their help. Also, my essays improved significantly and I owe that to Breakthrough."

Breakthrough leadership and staff want to extend our congratulations to our students and families in seeing all their hard work pay off!