Our Program

What to Expect

No one is born knowing how to navigate the path and, for most, it’s a winding road filled with uncertainty. Let us help ease your transition from high school to college by taking the guesswork out of the application and financial aid process, and increasing your probability for admission and subsequent success at distinguished colleges and universities. We’ll also help you identify your career interests and talents — and help you determine the right college and major for your individual needs.

Here is a quick snapshot of what to expect if you become a Bovard Scholar.

Innovative Career Exploration

You need to deeply understand yourself to make optimal choices about your future. What do you value? What are your passions? What makes you unique? How can you best convey who you are in your college applications?

You will receive support in assessing and developing your ideal career profile and path, along with an action plan to help get you there. In addition, we’ll take you behind the scenes to some of the world’s most innovative companies. You’ll experience what it’s like to build rockets bound for space, explore cures for cancer or establish a startup venture. You’ll hear from recent college graduates about the intricacies of their work environments, how they landed their positions and how you might pursue a similar course — or chart your own path.


Expert Admissions and Financial Aid Support

We’ll walk you through each question of a college application and let you know what admissions committees are indirectly asking. When a college application asks for your “possible career or professional plans,” what should you say? Why do they want to know if English is not your first language? When they ask for optional information regarding “special circumstances and additional qualifications,” should you respond — and what would be an appropriate answer? We’ll help you showcase your personal achievements in a way that optimizes your strengths and resonates with the selection committee.

You will also learn how to attend top-tier schools for free or a fraction of the price. Just like shopping for a car, you shouldn’t expect to pay the sticker price to attend a prestigious college. We’ll help you navigate the scholarship and financial aid process and make sure you understand how to fill out those complicated forms.


Comprehensive Test Preparation

We offer the highest quality, personalized test preparation tailored to your focus areas. You’ll take numerous practice exams that simulate the real thing, helping you build confidence and understand what to expect. At the completion of our program, you’ll have reached your personal best score.


Leadership Development

Learn the language and culture of American higher education while staying true to your roots. We engage students in a systematic process intended to foster educational, career and personal goals by connecting you with a broad spectrum of institutional and community resources. Our process honors life experiences — both achievements and roadblocks — as you work to build the future of your dreams.

We’ll help you build time-management and study habits that will help you succeed in college. You’ll learn how to access student support resources. Where do you go for help on campus? How do you talk to college professors? What style of email will elicit the most useful response? Help-seeking is a sign of maturity, not weakness, so we’ll help you get comfortable asking for what you need to succeed.