Cola-Faroul Mentorship & Scholarship Program

Funding Goals:

This GoFundMe has been created to help The Cola-Faroul Mentorship and Scholarship Program award as many scholarships as possible to the students that successfully complete the mentorship program. With over a dozen applicants with great financial needs for funding college, 100% of the money donated will go toward helping them reach their academic goals. Scholarship money will be awarded in the summer before matriculating to the institution of their choice to support financial costs associated with college enrollment.


The mission of the Cola-Faroul Mentorship and Scholarship Program is to demystify the college application process for promising East Ramapo Central School District students and provide them with scholarship and academic support. The vision is to help increase the college matriculation rate within East Ramapo, one student at a time. This initiative was started by Ellen Sue Cola, a proud product of the East Ramapo Central School District and recent graduate of Brown University.

About the CFMSP:

Students apply in the summer before their senior year of high school and after joining the program, they are immediately given 1-on-1 mentorship and guidance with the college application process. At the beginning of the program, Ms. Cola will virtually meet with each student in an effort to better understand that students’ college goals and aspirations. Ms. Cola will then guide each student through the entire college application process by providing them with help creating a list of safety, target, and reach colleges to apply to, SAT/ACT prep, college essay critiques and feedback, assistance with filling out the FAFSA, and resume reviews, and college interview prep. Ms. Cola will set guidelines and deadlines for the student to adhere to, in hopes that the student will feel more confident and reassured throughout the application process. Throughout the year, Ms. Cola also source scholarships to these students and encourage them to apply for monies from local organizations that I have created partnerships with.



Ellen Cola
Spring Valley, NY

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