EEF CEO and Founder was selected to present at the Florida College Access Network Summit

GAINESVILLE, FL. (EEF News) – “There have been thousands of students that have received millions of dollars in college scholarships and dozens of acceptances to HBCUs from using the Common Black College Application,” said Mr. Robert Mason. The Education Equalizer Foundation is hosting a working session at The Florida College Access Network Summit alongside Mr. Robert Mason, CEO and Founder of the Common Black College Application, to create a retention strategy for CBCA schools. Scott and Mason will lead a working session to unveil the Black College Equalizers program. “Tennessee State University had a record enrollment of first-time freshmen last year; many students admitted completed the Common Black College Application,” Scott continued. “I am excited to partner with Mr. Mason to help HBCUs create a retention strategy specifically designed for CBCA applicants.”

In this working session, FCAN attendees will learn about the Black College Equalizer partnership between the Education Equalizer Foundation and the Common Black College Application. FCAN attendees will bring their ideas to this working session, and will explore how to best serve this growing population of students interested in attending one of the 60+ CBCA member schools. Studies indicate that Black students need postsecondary coaches to guide their education journey. They require general assistance with applications: admissions and financial aid, emergency aid during the transition to college, support for students with family obligations, public benefits programs, and mental health support. Join The Education Equalizer Foundation and the Common Black College Application to brainstorm strategies for the Black College Equalizer program to prepare middle through high schoolers for college success at CBCA member schools.


Since the Common Black College Application (CBCA) founding in September 1998, the company has helped break the poverty cycle in hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. To date, over 250,000 students have completed the CBCA. Approximately 97% of those have been accepted to at least one CBCA Member Institution, and 33% have received a scholarship that ranges from tens of thousands to millions of dollars.

In addition, the CBCA serves as an irreplaceable resource to Historically Black Colleges and Universities by aiding them in achieving their enrollment objectives. Now, with unflinching honesty, the CBCA’s creator Robert Mason tells the story of the man behind the CBCA in “Get Educated! The Man Behind the Common Black College Application.” From his childhood being raised by a single parent in the Lincoln Terrace Projects to helping to lead his fraternity chapter to win the National Step Championship while at Virginia State University to his life-altering career in college admissions, this is the story of how he overcame personal tragedy and professional obstacles and ultimately succeeded by Daring To Be Great! 

Dr. Carjie Scott is known for increasing the number of Black and minority students at colleges. She currently serves as the inaugural digital enrollment director at Tennessee State University. She streamlined processes, automated admissions decisions, and implemented the latest trends in technology to recruit top students. Since starting her TSU tenure, she has continually exceeded recruitment expectations. Most recently, she led the team to receive its highest enrollment of first-time freshmen in TSU history.

Dr. Carjie Scott published “You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life.” It details her commitment to equalizing and maximizing educational opportunities for all Black and first-generation students. The book birthed her desire to create an organization enabling her to use all her experience working at trade schools, top-ranked, highly selective universities, and HBCUs. This organization empowers students to be seated in the driver’s seat on their journey into college! Therefore, she founded The Education Equalizer Foundation. This non-profit hosts workshops for middle through high schoolers to prepare them for ACT/SAT testing, job readiness, and how to afford college. It is also home to the Black College Equalizer college retention program for Common Black College Application member schools. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Santa Fe College within the Student Leadership and Development department and a Radio Show Host on Power Station 92, which broadcasts live on Saturdays in Greater North Central Florida.

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