National Peer Tutor Scholarship Program
The National Peer Tutor Scholarship Program is an opportunity for high school peer tutors across the nation to earn a college scholarship as well as the title "National Peer Tutor of the Year" for their efforts to provide academic support to their peers. Members of the National Peer Tutor Classes of 2015 and 2016 were selected from a large and diverse group of highly qualified applicants for their distinguished demonstration of scholarship, service, leadership, and character as a peer tutor. We would like to congratulate the Classes of 2015 and 2016 on their incredible accomplishments as peer tutors and leaders within their school communities. Please click here to learn more.
"José’s middle school opened my eyes to the disparity between schools and communities separated by just twenty miles. The difficulties these students face each day goes unnoticed. Too often we focus on the struggles of those in foreign countries and ignore the challenges of those in our own community. Dozens of 7th and 8th grade students at José’s middle school read below a second grade level. The majority of the students are either first generation Americans or immigrants themselves, much like my father. As a poor first generation Cuban-American my father faced seemingly insurmountable challenges, but with a quality education he was able to escape poverty. I see a parallel between the students at José’s middle school and my father, and I know that same potential is in these kids."
– Peer tutor from the National Peer Tutor Class of 2015 speaking about the importance of education and the power of peer tutoring in providing the support students from disadvantaged backgrounds need to thrive.