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2018 Recipient

Daniel Zahn

Allentown, PA | 19

2018 Award Recipient

After going through the arduous process of applying to college, Daniel Zahn realized how much more difficult it must be for those without the privilege of informed guidance. To address this discrepancy, Daniel co-launched F.O.R.M. Consulting, which recruits college student-mentors to conduct one-on-one sessions with prospective students from underserved communities. The program offers writing seminars to educate students on what admissions professionals look for in personal statements and help students identify their writing styles. Mentors then review mentees’ writing, offer feedback on college applications, and provide information on scholarship opportunities. To date, F.O.R.M. Consulting has successfully impacted more than 100 students and partnered with six high schools. Mentees have been accepted to colleges and universities across the country, including many highly ranked institutions. Collectively, students have also received over a quarter of a million dollars in scholarship funds. Going forward, Daniel plans to expand to colleges and universities across the country.

F.O.R.M. Consulting (Future Opportunities Reached by Mentorship)

The arduous process of applying to college inspired Daniel to co-launch F.O.R.M Consulting, which offers writing seminars led by student mentors who provide feedback to under-served applicants, plus scholarship information. Partnered with six high schools to date, F.O.R.M Consulting has impacted 100+ students. Mentees have been accepted to colleges and universities across the country and, collectively, have received over a quarter of a million dollars in scholarship funds.