Our mission is to advance equity in educational opportunities and excellence in academic achievement for all K-12 students. Through our extensive research, we have identified peer tutoring as a powerful tool in increasing academic performance and closing the growing achievement gap in education. The National Peer Tutor Scholarship Program serves to recognize and reward the work of outstanding middle and high school peer tutors.The scholarship is also an investment in future leaders who will use their college educations to further contribute to our mission and positively impact education.
Members of our National Peer Tutor Classes have gone on to attend some of the top universities in the country as well as continue to impact their schools and communities. Our 2015 National Peer Tutor of the Year Finalist writes about his peer tutoring experience: “I'm extremely proud of the strides he made that summer, but I am most proud of the friendship we formed, the trust that I earned, and the seed I planted about college...His school has inspired me to use politics to find policy changes that will give all students the opportunity to escape poverty.”
This year we hope to expand the reach of our scholarship program and continue to recognize the best and brightest students for their peer tutoring efforts as well as future potential in being leaders of great change.
We encourage all 6-12th grade students to apply. The application consists of a student information form, essay, and recommendation. The essay asks students to: in 250-650 words, share a peer tutoring experience that demonstrates why you should earn the title "National Peer Tutor of the Year." The Scholarship Committee will evaluate applicants based on the following criteria:
- Character- A consistent demonstration of respect, empathy, humility, maturity, and generosity as a peer tutor.
- Leadership- A relentless determination to go above and beyond the call of duty to impact change through peer tutoring.
- Scholarship- A dedication to learning and a passion for sharing knowledge.
- Service- A commitment to serving the community through peer tutoring.
Please review our Scholarship Page for more details. All application materials are due by March 1. Feel free to Contact Us with any questions.
Happy New Year!
Michael & Team