Creating an ecosystem of opportunities
The mission of MTM is to create a world in which students can pursue the lives of their dreams, without financial barriers.
We enable schools to maximize recruitment and retention of students by connecting underrepresented students with scholarships and financial aid opportunities. By filling out our simple financial calculator, students can identify their financial gaps and match with a curated list of scholarships and financial opportunities in seconds.
Our goal is to revolutionize the landscape of higher education, by creating an ecosystem of opportunities for students. We want you to join us!
How We Started
MTM was founded by Jasmine Chigbu after she was denied from all 25 medical schools she applied to. In the wake of rejection and in an effort to pursue graduate school, Jasmine began looking for scholarships. After spending endless hours on search engines and reaching out to financial aid offices, she realized there were no easy search tools geared towards connecting underrepresented students with financial aid. She knew the the money was out there – it was just incredibly difficult to find.
So, for the next 18 months Jasmine made it her mission to compile a database of every financial aid opportunity she could find for historically underrepresented groups. And less than 2 years after getting rejected from 25 medical schools, Jasmine was able to secure over $300,000 in scholarships and grants in order to attend the Duke School of Medicine.
In an effort to help other students achieve similar financial aid success, MTM was born. Today, MTM has an ever-growing database of over 1500 scholarships and opportunities, and we’re busy building partnerships with schools, colleges and organizations to provide more underrepresented students the funding they need for their studies.
Why We Do What We Do
There are 3 critical issues facing higher education today:
- Inefficient systems are being used to connect students with scholarships
- Financial stress, disproportionally affects underrepresented student retention
- Reduced enrollment, leads to lost revenue for schools
We want to help students and institutions of higher learning create a better future for themselves.
In just 4 years of running MTM, we’ve connected with over 15,000 students in 10 countries to through our network, platform and workshops.
We do what we do because we believe education changes lives. Every student and institution we can help makes our mission worthwhile! Here are some lovely responses we’ve had that drive us to keep expanding our reach:
“I want to thank you for helping me pay my tuition with your scholarship that was awarded to me. This scholarship has helped me right at the nick of time. Spring semester is vastly approaching so paying my Fall tuition off is a must. You guys at MTM have made this possible.” – Shalonda
“Because of your support, I will be prepared academically and financially throughout my journey in receiving my Bachelors Degree in IT.” – Destiney
“I just want to thank MTM for the opportunity to apply for and actually receive this scholarship. This scholarship will truly go a long way for me this semester to help me pay for my tuition now that I am paying out of pocket for school; and with COVID-19 making it hard to work, I truly needed this grant.” – Daniel