Equitable Excellencesm – access and advice

Equitable understands how challenging the road to college can be. We developed Equitable Excellencesm to help make college possible by providing access and advice.

Access to scholarships

Since it launched in 2003, Equitable Excellence has awarded over $28 million in scholarships to more than 6,500 students, making Equitable one of the nation’s largest corporate providers of scholarships. Our winners - known as Equitable Excellencesm - have all accomplished something exceptional outside the classroom. Visit our Equitable Excellencesm page to learn more.

Advice on planning for college

Equitable Excellencesm is a resource for advice that can help parents and student take the next step toward college. 

For parents

Sending a child to college is one of the biggest financial challenges a family faces and can be overwhelming. Whether your child is almost ready for college, or college is many years off, making the right decisions now is crucial. Equitable's education funding articles are a great source of useful information on planning for and financing college. 

For students

College – it’s all about future possibilities and unlocking your potential. You are tomorrow’s leaders and we want you to succeed. Here are some of the best resources for information on choosing a college, the application process, financial aid and many other issues.

  • Finaid.org – A comprehensive resource on student financial aid.  An excellent place to begin.
  • Federal Student Aid – Nearly 70% of student financial aid comes from the Federal government.  Learn more about this important source of assistance.
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators – Get information from the professionals.  NASFAA works to promote maximum funding and effective delivery of financial assistance to students in postsecondary education.
  • Scholarship America – One of the nation’s largest nonprofit private sector scholarship and educational support organizations.  The Equitable Foundation’s partner in Equitable Excellencesm.
"Equitable Excellencesm" is a service mark of the Equitable Foundation. The "Equitable Excellencesm Scholarship" program is not associated with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s "Achievement Scholarship®" program.

Equitable Excellencesm 

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52 winners – one from each state, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico – receive scholarships of $10,000 or $25,000.
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