Founded in 1988 by local philanthropists Frank Batten, Sr. and Joshua P. Darden, Jr. to provide a path for students, who may not have the opportunity, to attend and complete college, ACCESS College Foundation has leveraged over $400 million in financial aid and scholarships, as well as offering guidance and support, to help over 45,000 students achieve their higher education goals for nearly 26 years.
With beginnings in just five Norfolk High Schools, today ACCESS College Foundation has Advisors available in every public high school in South Hampton Roads. These dedicated Advisors assist students and their families with the college admissions and financial aid processes. From early awareness programs, student and parent advising, assistance with college applications and entrance exam fees, college tours, help with financial assistance application forms, identification of available scholarships, "last dollar" scholarships, and continued support throughout college, ACCESS Advisors offer guidance and practical assistance to enable students to boldly chart and complete a course to a college degree.
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