For thirty five years Project Discovery has impacted thousands of students in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Currently offered through local programs, Project Discovery works with students from predominantly low to moderate-income households and/or are potential first generation post-secondary education attendees. Stressing the importance of education to these students, Project Discovery, through its partner agencies, provide workshops to improve basic skills (e.g., study skills, time management, financial planning, etc.) and assist students with the process of completing applications (admission and financial aid) to post secondary institutions. As a result, a greater number of students who would not have gone on to post secondary education have elected to continue their education. Project Discovery has a proven record of effective stewardship of the public dollars entrusted to them. With a success rate of over 90 percent of last years graduating students matriculating to post-secondary education, Project Discovery spends less than $850 per student, per year. Similar federal programs spend nearly $5,000 per student, per year.
Number of Students Served:
State, local, federal government donations
Project Discovery believes that hardworking, meritorious students should not be deprived of an opportunity to attend college simply because of a lack of funding.
Our vision is to see that every student graduate from high school and every student who has the desire and demonstrates the ability, be able to attend post-secondary education.
SAT Prep, FAFSA prep, college application & scholarship prep assistance , campus visits
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Middle School (6-8):
High School (9-12):
Other Requirements :
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
American Indian or Alaska Native:
Black or African American:
White (Including Middle Eastern):