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WHAT EQUITY & ACCESS MEANS TO US

At Kaplan, we seek to contribute to a critical understanding of the historical and present-day structural and social barriers confronting people who experience marginalization or minoritization in education. We are partnering with students, faculty, and institutional stakeholders to work towards the structural transformation of our learning spaces to support access and equity in education.

OUR HISTORY OF STRIVING FOR INCLUSION

Stanley Kaplan was a Brooklyn-born son of immigrants and first-generation college student who understood the power of education.

Because Kaplan’s mission and values are firmly rooted in this belief, a portion of our students’ tuition goes toward providing educational opportunities to those who might otherwise not have them.

THE KAPLAN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

The Kaplan Educational Foundation (KEF) envisions a world where a college education is universally attainable, and where our society’s Leadership reflects the full diversity of our communities. 

KEF seeks to eliminate barriers to education for overlooked and underserved students by helping underrepresented community college students transfer to top four-year schools like Yale, Brown, and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

WAYS IN WHICH WE SUPPORT EQUITY & ACCESS

Here are some of the ways we contributed to scholarships and financial assistance in 2018:

  • Scholarships awarded to students preparing for graduate schools: $4.3 Million
  • Metis data science training scholarships awarded to members of the LGTQIA+ community, active U.S military and veterans, and women: $400 thousand
  • Tuition assistance to students preparing for graduate-level admissions tests: $1.3 million
  • Through a partnership with ACT, fees waived for live and comprehensive ACT Prep Courses offered to eligible students: $2.3 million
  • Bar review program offered to students in pursuit of public interest law: $1 million

PARTNERSHIPS

To support access to education for underrepresented communities, we partner with organizations across the nation. Our partnerships include: 

  • Title 1 schools that deliver no-cost live, comprehensive college admissions prep to students in financial need: 54 school
  • NYC public schools offering Specialized High School Admissions Test prep to students in financial need: 10 schools
  • NYC Department of Education’s DREAM program: serving 4,800 students
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that provide test prep for students seeking advanced degrees: 30+ schools
  • The New York Mets & Kaplan Test Prep partner to share college preparedness advice, resources, and scholarship opportunities: serving 5,000 NYC area high school students