In early 2020, we were galvanized by the Black Lives Matter movement to join the effort to create a more equitable environment for those seeking career advancement through education. As an education company with a mission to make education more accessible for all, we know that true change occurs through equitable support.

This inspiration sparked a company-wide initiative to turn our values into actions. We have since launched a Financial Support Program and continue to donate to local organizations in our community.

In support of this continuing initiative, we are excited to announce the second year of the Pocket Prep Racial Equity Scholarship.

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This season we are offering five (5) scholarships to cover exam costs and an additional study support of $1,500 for individuals pursuing professional certification.

This scholarship is for members of minoritized communities, who compared to their percentage of the American population, have traditionally been underrepresented in the field in which they’re seeking certification. To learn more on why we’re focused on this group, you can read our press release here.

Our scholarship program occurs biannually. Applicants for this round should be sitting for their exam in the summer or fall of 2022. Those sitting for their exam in spring or winter of 2023 should wait to apply for the next round, which will open to applicants in September 2022.

Scholarship Rewards: 

  • Free access to Pocket Prep Premium study material

  • Covered Exam Registration Fee

  • Covered Exam Materials (i.e. textbooks, guides, software) 

  • Additional study support of $1,500

The U.S. still grapples with inequitable access to education at every level. The largest population facing the negative effects of this unbalanced playing field are minoritized communities.
Peter Murphy, CEO of Pocket Prep

Eligibility

  • Belong to a minoritized community traditionally underrepresented in the field in which you’re seeking certification

  • U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or Permanent Resident

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Pursuing certification(s) that Pocket Prep offers test prep for

  • Possesses a demonstrated commitment to the exam’s corresponding field of study

Testing Requirements & Scholarship Terms 

  • Must be taking exam between July 15, 2022 and January 15, 2022
    • If you’re not taking the exam within this range, please wait until our Fall scholarship. Applications will open September 15th, 2022.  
  • The $1,500 study support will be provided upon exam registration receipt 

Deadlines

  • Application deadline is June 15, 2022

  • Recipients will be notified by July 15, 2022

  • Funds will be dispersed when recipient registers for the exam

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