Introducing the Guided Pathway Support Program

A Ron brown scholar program initiative

The Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) is a free College Access Initiative open to African American high school juniors and seniors, along with their parents and counselors. GPS guides and empowers students through every stage of the college application process. With its high-tech and high-touch mentorship approach, GPS connects students to the information and inspiration they need to make college accessible. Launched in summer 2016, GPS uses Workplace by Facebook to create a virtual community dedicated to helping students select, apply to, and pay for college. Applications are accepted year-round from high school juniors and seniors.

"We continuously challenge ourselves to impact potential leaders through our motto related to social change, ‘the Value of One, the Power of All.’ GPS will positively impact tens of thousands of lives and careers."

Mike Mallory - President & CEO, Ron Brown Scholar Fund

what is gps?

GPS is a FREE service sponsored by the Ron Brown Scholar Program and the Fund II Foundation which teaches students how to prepare for, apply to, pay for, persist in and graduate from college.

GPS empowers and guides students through every step of the increasingly complex college application process. Using high-tech and high-touch mentorship, GPS helps students to navigate the path to top colleges and universities by directing them to the most comprehensive and reliable admissions resources available.

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Ron Brown Scholars

From left to right, Ron Brown Scholars Chaz Beasley, Dasia Moore and Azeezat Adeleke seated during a breakout session at the Ron Brown Scholar Alumni Association Leadership Conference 2015

our approach

A college education offers boundless opportunities. GPS provides access to them.

We’ve designed a high-tech and high-touch model to help us achieve our goals.


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The ron brown scholar program

Since 1996, the Ron Brown Scholar Program has pursued a single mission: to improve the lives of intellectually gifted but economically challenged African-American students.

The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) has evolved into one of the most prestigious scholarships and leadership development programs in the country. Our expertise is in guiding talented African American youth from society’s margins into mainstream and beyond. Since 1996, RBSP has awarded $40,000 college scholarships to exceptional African American high school seniors who demonstrate a commitment to public service.

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