Preparing for College and Career

The EdMom Scholars program provides free college application counseling for high-achieving, low-income students from experienced college consultants and career coaching from seasoned professionals.

Applications for the 2022-2023 college admissions cycle are now closed.

We will re-open the application for the class of 2024 (students who will be applying to college in the 2023-2024 application cycle) in September!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did EdMom Scholars start this program?

We believe in the transformative power of college. Higher education is a ladder of opportunity in the United States and the EdMom Scholars program wants to help high-achieving, low-income students in the college application process.

Who conducts the one-on-one essay coaching and college list development?

A volunteer group of expert college consultants who want to support students applying to college.
Consultants commit to provide eight hours of college application support.

How many students do you work with each year?

The 2022-2023 application cycle is our first year. We are excited to work with our inaugural class of students – the sky’s the limit!

Do you offer financial aid counseling? i.e. FAFSA submission and scholarship searching?

Our college consultants are not experts in financial aid counseling, but they will help you find colleges that are good financial fits for you.

Kate Sonnenberg

Kate Sonnenberg, the Executive Director of the EdMom Scholars program, believes deeply in the transformative power of college. That’s why she wants to help students navigate the college admissions process with a clear head and focused purpose.

Kate is a former application reader in the Princeton University Admissions Office, where she read thousands of applications each year. In addition to practicing law and teaching English composition and legal writing, she has been an active volunteer for years, providing essay coaching for students who could not afford private counseling, tutoring students in Newark, NJ, and chairing the Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee in Essex (NJ) and Hudson (NJ) counties, where she coordinated the alumni interviewing program in northern New Jersey for over a decade. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the Columbia University School of Law.