More than 50 local students can now get free help with SAT/ACT Prep thanks to local business MindWorks Prep. The scholarships are available to students from low-income families who might not otherwise be able to afford the crucial preparation for the most important test needed to get into college.
Studies show that students from low-income families score significantly lower in the SAT/ACT, limiting their chances to get into a quality college. The College Board now agrees that taking an SAT prep course can increase a test takers score, in some cases by as much as 200 points.
Recent scholarship recipient, Leticia Nunes, says, “I knew that to get into my dream school I had to increase my SAT scores…yet I did not know how I was going to pay for tutoring and bootcamps. Mindworks Prep was the only one who helped me to conquer my goal by offering me a scholarship.” The bootcamp helped Nunes increase her SAT score enough to earn two additional scholarships for college. Now she’s packing her bags to begin her freshman year at the University of Florida in just a few weeks.
Andrea Catsicas of MindWorks Prep says, “We’re not just teaching correct answers on the SAT, we’re really changing the direction of their life one correct answer at a time.” Studies show that students from affluent families spend about seven times the amount of money on SAT prep than students from low income homes. Catsicas says she is offering the $10,000 in scholarships to close this gap and ensure every student has the best chance to get into their dream college.
Local students currently on free or reduced lunch can apply for the scholarships to her upcoming Bootcamp SAT Prep Courses. One-day SAT Bootcamps will be held at the University of Central Florida, Live Oak Center on August 19th and September 29th from 9a.m. to 4p.m. The regular cost is $199. Students can apply for a scholarship online at http://www.mindworksprep.com/sat-scholarships.html