Ready to Complete Your Common App Essay?

IMPACT Your Essay (IYE) is a free college access program serving first-generation minority high school students in Prince George’s County, MD.


IMPACTdmv’s IMPACT Your Essay program combines mentorship, a results-proven curriculum, and esteem college consultants from across the country to provide students with the guidance and support needed to complete a captivating college admissions essay.


We are looking for ambitious, innovative, career-driven high school students ready to embark on an accelerated journey towards accomplishing their collegiate goals. Think you have what it takes to be an IYE Scholar—Apply today!

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The first in your family to earn a post-secondary degree

Planning to enroll in a 4-year college or university in Fall 2022

Minimum 3.0 GPA or greater

Available to attend all programming and workshop sessions


One on one coaching sessions with college essay consultants to create a unique common app essay that tells your story

Collaborative group workshops and Q&A sessions with expert college consultants

Assistance building a balanced college application list

$100 scholarship to offset the cost of college application fees

Networking events with like-minded high school students and successful college graduates in your community


Submit an online application using the link below

A sample 1-page essay

Parental/Guardian consent

Provide a copy of your high school transcript


1-2 minute video answering the following question “Why you would make a great IYE Essay Scholar”

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Click here to apply online.

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Click here to apply online.



Become an IYE Essay Coach!

We are looking for fun, innovative, hands-on college consultants to help our scholars accomplish their collegiate goals! If the idea of working with disadvantaged minority first-generation college applicants excites you—Apply today!