Lakhani Coaching extends scholarship deadline to october 1, 2020, due to covid-19

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Lakhani scholars, open to high-performing low-income juniors, awards $10,000 worth of test prep, admissions counseling and financial aid guidance from elite college coaching program

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Lisa David of Atlanta was accepted to GWU after receiving free college coaching

College admissions has become a game of the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots,’ something that has become even more apparent since the recent scandals and the continued growth of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.

Lakhani Coaching (, a globally renowned education program that helps students become more competitive college applicants by harnessing their passions and maximizing their academic growth, today announced that it has extended its annual Lakhani Scholars entry deadline to October 1, 2020 to accommodate changes caused by COVID-19.

Since the program launched in 2018 to help students who otherwise would not have access to high-level, personalized test prep, guidance and college admissions counseling, owner Hafeez Lakhani has awarded scholarships to two underserved, high-performing students. The first Lakhani Scholar, Lisa David, was accepted Early Decision and plans to attend George Washington University this fall. The 2019 recipient, Fernanda Padilla Colin, is planning to apply this fall for the 2021-2022 school year.

“College admissions has become a game of the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots,’ something that has become even more apparent since the recent scandals and the continued growth of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement,” Lakhani said. “Students from wealthier families benefit from tremendous support throughout the application process. If they use the resources at their disposal, they will have the opportunity to attend a great college. But, our cities and rural areas are full of people like Lisa with incredible drive and intelligence, but who lack high-level, one-on-one support. So many of these kids get lost along the way and never make it onto a campus. My goal is to bring as much equity to the system as one business can.”

Lakhani Scholars receive 35 hours of free high school career coaching worth $10,000. This includes 11 hours of character coaching and college admissions counseling and 24 hours of SAT/ACT prep with Lakhani, in-person or via video chat.

Lakhani Coaching’s unique approach emphasizes the “Three Paradigms” of a fulfilling high school career: academic growth, problem-solving skills, and strong character, or personal development, with the latter often becoming the most critical focus. Lakhani and his team work closely with students to identify their true passions in life and coach them on pursuing unique growth experiences related to those passions.

This includes guiding students on selecting courses that will offer appropriate rigor and standardized test preparation by inspirational instructors who scored in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exams. In addition, Lakhani coaching works with students to cultivate lists of schools, follow the application timeline, and develop compelling essay topics.

It is the focus on character, however, that distinguishes Lakhani Coaching. The program works closely with students to identify their passions and channel their time into genuine outside-of-school goals—based on one or two areas of interest—that could anchor a personal narrative and help them stand out in the college applicant pool.

Lakhani’s goal is to continue to scale the scholarship program to the point where he has as many scholarship students as those who pay for Lakhani Coaching’s service. He is currently awaiting nonprofit 501(c)(3) status for the Lakhani Scholars program.

Eligible high school Juniors can apply at the following link:

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