Preparing for College and Career

The EdPrep Scholars program provides free college application counseling for high-achieving students with financial need from experienced college consultants and career coaching from seasoned professionals.

In celebration of the National School Counselors Week, we wanted to share our informative webinar

Now is the time to start thinking about college! If you live in northern New Jersey and you’re a high-achieving student with financial need and require assistance with college admission, apply now! This is a great opportunity to get free one-on-one counseling from a college consultant. Spaces are limited!

The EdPrep Scholars program is for high-achieving students from families with financial need who want a little extra help on the college application and essay process. See requirements below for more details:

Applicants Requirements

  1. You are a U.S. Resident
  2. You are a second-semester high school junior. Your overall grades are strong and you are eager to attend college
  3. You will need to submit your high school transcript as part of the application
  4. You meet financial need criteria (please see the application form)
  5. You are highly motivated, love to learn and want a great college experience and career after you graduate

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did EdPrep Scholars start this program?

We believe in the transformative power of college. Higher education is a ladder of opportunity in the United States and the EdPrep Scholars program wants to help high-achieving students with financial need in the college application process.

Who conducts the one-on-one essay coaching and college list development?

A volunteer group of expert college consultants who want to support students applying to college. Consultants commit to provide eight hours of college application support.

How many students do you work with each year?

The sky’s the limit!

Do you offer financial aid counseling? i.e. FAFSA submission and scholarship searching?

Our college consultants are not experts in financial aid counseling, but they will help you find colleges that are good financial fits for you.

Kate Sonnenberg

Kate Sonnenberg, the Executive Director of the EdPrep Scholars program, believes deeply in the transformative power of college. That’s why she wants to help students navigate the college admissions process with a clear head and focused purpose.

Kate is a former application reader in the Princeton University Admissions Office, where she read thousands of applications each year. In addition to practicing law and teaching English composition and legal writing, she has been an active volunteer for years, providing essay coaching for students who could not afford private counseling, tutoring students in Newark, NJ, and chairing the Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee in Essex (NJ) and Hudson (NJ) counties, where she coordinated the alumni interviewing program in northern New Jersey for over a decade. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the Columbia University School of Law.