*2021 Update* The 2020-21 scholarship has concluded and the winners have been announced. Thank you for a great inaugural program! Stay tuned for a 2021 scholarship announcement this fall.
Pocket Prep will provide five recipients with fully covered certification exam preparation
Mobile test prep company Pocket Prep today announces the launch of its inaugural scholarship program, the Pocket Prep Racial Equity Scholarship Fund. The company’s 2020-2021 program will provide five scholarships to Black individuals pursuing professional certifications in select industries.
Earlier this year, Pocket Prep announced its support for the crucial Black Lives Matter movement and committed to taking specific actions to support the Black community. Alongside donations to organizations addressing racial and systemic injustice totaling $18,632, as well as all company employees taking part in an anti-racism workshop, Pocket Prep also announced its intention to launch a scholarship program for people of color and minorities.
“Our mission from day one has been to make education accessible for everyone,” said Peter Murphy, Pocket Prep CEO and Co-Founder. “We understand how challenging and expensive it can be to pursue career-defining credentials. The company grew from the realization that we could make studying more attainable, and more enjoyable. We are excited to step into this new venture of launching a scholarship program in a time when people need it more than ever.”
The Pocket Prep Racial Equity Scholarship Fund will provide the following to each of the five recipients:
- Free Access to Pocket Prep’s Premium Study Material
- Paid Exam Registration Fee
- Paid Exam Study Materials (i.e. required textbooks, guides, software)
- Additional Study Support of $1,500
The certifications that are eligible for the scholarship include the over 100 standardized tests that Pocket Prep provides study prep for in the industries of medical, nursing, business, IT and cybersecurity, social work, finance, automotive and fitness. The full list of eligible certifications can be viewed on Pocket Prep’s website at www.pocketprep.com/exams/.
The full list of eligibility is as follows:
- At least 18 years old
- U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or Permanent Resident
- Black and African American individuals
- Pursuing certification(s) that Pocket Prep offers test prep for
- Demonstrated commitment to the exam’s corresponding field of study
Applicants may apply now through January 31, 2021, via Pocket Prep’s website. Chosen recipients will be announced on February 15, 2021, and funds will be dispersed by March 15, 2021.
To learn more about the scholarship and apply, 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 100 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.