Mobile test prep company Pocket Prep today announces the recipients of its Fall 2022 Racial Equity Scholarship. Five candidates have been chosen from a pool of 346 applicants to receive a fully covered certification exam process and financial support.
These recipients applied for the scholarship in late 2022 for a certification exam being taken between March 15, 2023 and September 15, 2023. All applicants were judged on criteria that included expressing a clear passion for and deep understanding of their chosen field, demonstrating how the scholarship would bring them closer to their career goals, and experiencing barriers to success in their educational or career journey.
The recipients of the Fall 2022 Pocket Prep Racial Equity Scholarship and their respective career certifications are:
- Rosa Chen Kon, Cybersecurity (CompTIA® Security+)
- Quillian Murphy, Psychology (ASPPB EPPP)
- Briana Nelson, Dietitian (CDR RD)
- Kashira Rodgers, Psychology (ASPPB EPPP)
- Ja’Keila Scott, Social Work (ASWB MSW)
Each scholarship recipient has been awarded the following:
- Free access to Pocket Prep’s premium study material for their chosen exam
- Full reimbursement for their chosen exam’s registration fee
- All textbooks required for their chosen exam
- Exam-related study materials such as study guides or practice exams up to $250
- A check for $1,500 intended for study support upon receipt of exam registration
“We are honored to have been doing this scholarship program for two years now and meet so many inspiring, passionate, and driven people,” said Peter Murphy, CEO and Co-Founder of Pocket Prep. “Being able to meet people where they’re at and provide them with just that little extra bit of support goes a long way. We are constantly reminded how capable and driven people are when simply given the opportunity to shine.”
Pocket Prep’s Racial Equity Scholarship was inspired by the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement. People of color continue to face inequitable obstacles and systemic injustice in the pursuit of education and career advancement each and every day. Our mission at Pocket Prep from day one has always been to make education accessible for all, and we are educating ourselves and our communities to do better, one step at a time.
For more information on our scholarship program, please visit www.pocketprep.com/scholarship.
About Pocket Prep
Pocket Prep has led the mobile test prep category with its portable learning, smart feedback, and affordable programs since 2011. The company is dedicated to providing the most effective, convenient, and engaging test prep for more than 130 standardized exams spanning the medical, nursing, business, IT, social work, finance, automotive and fitness industries. The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA with an office in Durham, NC.