ScholarShot, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

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$150,000 Goal

Over 80% of North Texas high school graduates are from low-income households and according to the TEA, only 19% will earn any post-secondary credential. We must do a better job in helping these students exit generational poverty with career-ready degrees to maximize their potential and build our much-needed Texas workforce. Our primary program (Turning Dropouts into Degrees) has a 90% degree success rate.   ScholarShot is the only agency that provides a holistic approach through advisement, financial support, mentorship and career readiness training.












In addition to the impact ScholarShot is having for our Scholars, we are leveraging our data to influence better outcomes for tens of thousands of students on a statewide basis.   According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) data, fewer than half (only 49%) of the 350,000 Texas high school graduates attempt any post-secondary credential, and fewer than one third (only 29%) succeed.  This failure represents an investment by our state of $37 billion per year to produce poverty wages or low employability ($150,000 for each K-12 education x 350,000 x 71%).   

ScholarShot data shows there are two root causes for these poor outcomes.  Firstly, our public high schools evidence a significant gap in advisement if fewer than half (only 49%) attempt and fewer than one third (only 29%) succeed in earning a post-secondary credential.  Secondly, the lack of accountability in our public universities who take FGLI students’ grants and loans yet make little effort to see these students succeed in earning a degree.   

To address these 2 issues, in February 2022 ScholarShot released the GapApp, a statewide online mobile application for any high school senior in Texas to learn their best path to maximize their potential and earnings after high school.  You can access the GapApp at www.knowmygap.com.   Secondly, ScholarShot publishes its annual Texas University Report Card in January each year, measuring our 38 public four-year campuses on how well they engage their FGLI students. You can access the Texas University Report Card on our website at https://scholarshot.org/texas-public-university-report-card/.  

ScholarShot intends to use our data from these two statewide initiatives to better inform our FGLI students and produce better outcomes for them and our workforce.  We will provide persistence data from the GapApp to policy makers and legislators to produce better outcomes from our graduating High School Students.   

Mission

ScholarShot helps at-risk students exit generational poverty with life-changing vocational, associate or undergraduate degrees. ScholarShot has developed a proven formula in which over 90% of our Scholars earn vocational, associates or undergraduate degrees in 1, 3 or 5 years respectively, and with less than 1/3rd the debt of their peers.

Needs

$50 will help a Scholar pay their utility bill.

$100 provides gas for a Scholar for one month.

$250 will feed Scholar for one month.

$500 will provide housing for 1 month for a Scholar.

$1,000 will provide books for a semester.

$1,500 funds Academic Management for a Scholar

$2,500 will go toward Tuition for one year

$5,000 will fund a ScholarShot Scholar for one year

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

ScholarShot, Inc.

Tax id (EIN)

27-0232250

Guidestar

Causes

Education - Higher Ed

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Neither/None

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

2904 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204

Phone

214-984-3710