Our students are getting into the most selective colleges and programs
Our students have received millions in institutional and private scholarships
As the first in my family to graduate from high school and first to attend college, I could have never imagined that I would return from the fields as a Migrant Laborer to become a Gates Millennium Scholar. Wow! Thank you for all that you have done to open up an unimaginable world.Rebeca, 2016 Gates Millennium Scholar, Francis Marion University
The cohort guided me from LSU and Florida State into a full scholarship and dual degree program at a place where I not only fit, but where everyone is pulling for my success. Mr. and Mrs. Wynn, I could not have done it without you.Justin, 2017 MC Lyte Scholarship Recipient, Dillard University
My journey has been incredible. I was offered over $2.5 million in scholarships, including full scholarships to Tuskegee, Wake Forest, and the University of Richmond. I am happy to be attending the University of Richmond as a Richmond Scholar! Mr. and Mrs. Wynn were like a second set of parents.Kristen, Richmond Scholar - University of Richmond
I don't know where I would be without you. Honestly, when I first met you, I had no idea what direction I wanted my life to go in, and now, I still have no idea. But, I have a college that will support that indecision and coach me through it. If you had told me that I would be going to the #1 ranked liberal arts college on a full scholarship, I would've been so confused and in disbelief. I still am! Aside from my parents, there is no one more instrumental in my high school journey than you and Mrs. Wynn.Loren, Williams College
As the first Gates Millennium Scholar in the history of Florence County School District 3, my grandmother and I will be forever grateful for your guidance into and through college. You have essentially, helped me with everything from my Gates essays, Meyerhoff Scholars interview, financial aid, and even moving into my dormitory. Oh, not to mention, helping me with my FAFSA and Gates funding each year that I have been in college. THANK YOU!Mikayla, 2015 Gates Millennium Scholar, UMBC Meyerhoff Scholar
I am so grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Wynn for all of the time they poured into me. This has been an extraordinary journey that I would have never had imagined to end with a full scholarship to Amherst College. I learned so much about the college planning process and so much about myself. Thank you, thank you, thank you!Brenna, Amherst College
I never imagined that something like this would be possible. I never imagined that I could be offered admission to schools like Northeastern, Bates College, and George Washington. Prior to joining the Cohort, I had resolved to attend school in South Carolina and to take out student loans. To become a ‘Torch Scholar’ and have a full scholarship is surreal. I am so grateful to the Florence County School District 3 College Planning Cohort Program. Without the program, and the support and guidance of Mr. and Mrs. Wynn, this would not have been possible.Damian, 2018 Torch Scholar, Northeastern University
Mr. and Mrs. Wynn, my family and I would like to thank you for all that you have done to assist me in my college journey. I am on a full scholarship at Francis Marion and looking forward to all that is yet to come.Catheryn, Francis Marion University
Wow! Thank you for your patience and for guiding my mom and I through the college planning process. Going from waitlist to a full scholarship! All that I can say is, 'Wow!'Travis, Vanderbilt University
I tell people all of the time about how your guidance in writing my college essay and preparing my résumé paved the way to my full scholarship at Xavier (LA) and graduating debt free!Kyla, Drew Medical School
Senior year has been so stressful. With my AP course load and school activities, it has appeared overwhelming. However, I am so grateful that I was part of the Crossroads for Teens College Planning Cohort Program. Mr. and Mrs. Wynn exposed me to amazing college opportunities—liberal arts colleges, cooperative education programs, and honors colleges. My college list soared as I learned more and discovered my 'fit.' I am on my way to Boston and Northeastern University where I have received the Dean's Scholarship.Malathi, Northeastern University
When I began this process, I was dead set on attending North Carolina State. However, as I progressed through the process, explored the many available college options, and looked to find the right college 'fit,' I discovered George Mason University--a place where I believe I will have an extraordinary 4-year experience. Thank you so much for your guidance and support.Robert, George Mason
Mr. Wynn, I could have never imagined that you and Ms. Nina's guidance when I was a third-grader would result in 6 full college scholarships (Amherst, Duke, Princeton, Vanderbilt, Washington & Lee, and Williams) upon my graduation from high school. Like myself, many of the students at my high school had never heard of Williams College. However, now as a second-year, I have found the right place to learn, grow, and continue exploring my passions for math and science. My mother and I can never thank you enough for what you have done for us.Kimberly, Williams College
Mr. Wynn, thank you for guiding my journey into being selected as a Posse Scholar at Syracuse University. It was an extraordinary experience and now I am on at Yale Graduate School with a Posse Foundation Fellowship. My parents and I can never thank you and Mrs. Wynn enough for all that you have done.Julian, Yale Graduate School
Mrs. Wynn, my family and I can never repay you for all that you have done, all of the prayers that you have prayed, and all of the guidance that you have provided. I would not have become a Gates Millennium Scholar without your guidance and support, and the many hours of commitment by you, Mr. Wynn, and my mom in editing and reviewing my essays. Well, my journey continues as I am on my way to Dental School.Brittany, 2014 Gates Millennium Scholar, University of Colorado Dental School
Mom and Dad, I guess it all started with me and my journey into, and through, Amherst College (Class of 2012). I am so proud of you for your laborious efforts in expanding postsecondary pathways for so many students. Mychal-David Wynn, Amherst College '12 BA English
Meet some of our success stories.
- Student Success StoriesLake City High School (SC)Many Full Scholarships
- The Corridor of ShameWhy the Lake City Success Stories are So SignificantMoving from pitying to informing
- Kristen S.2018 Richmond ScholarUniversity of Richmond, Biological Sciences
- Tyra G.Atlanta-area Cohort (Sophomore)Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project
- The Twins2018 Guilford County Schools CohortGuilford Technical Community College
- Aleah B.2018 Guilford County Schools CohortWinston-Salem State, Nursing
- Group Interview2018 Guilford County Schools JuniorsHigh School Juniors
- Otis B.2018 Northeastern Torch ScholarNortheastern University, Political Science
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The Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity is a Community-based Organization (CBO).
Our mission is to provide research-based and research-responsive information and strategies to assist families, schools, and communities with making informed choices relating to college readiness, planning, and programming.
Our vision is to provide the guidance and programs that will result in students and families making informed college planning and college admission choices resulting in students gaining admission into the ‘right’ colleges and avoiding student loan debt.