UStrive online mentoring platform

UStrive connects high schools students with a mentor to help guide them through the college application process.

What is UStrive?

An online mentoring platform. Your one-stop destination for help with:


Research college
& find best fit colleges.
Find financial aid
& scholarship info.
Keep track of task
& application deadlines.
Get help with college
application essays.
Learn more about
partner college programs.


The UStrive Advantage

Students and mentors meet on the Strive platform.
The platform hosts various useful tools to help guide and navigate the college application process.

Best Fit College

Strive can recommend safety, reach, and match schools from over 4,000 College Profiles to identify your best fit.

Interactive Curriculum

A complete guide for users to walk through all aspects of the college search and application process.

Task Tracking

Keep on top of tasks to complete and upcoming deadlines for colleges of interest.

Community Collaboration

Personalized based on your background, Strive can recommend safety, reach, and match schools to identify your best fit.

Paying for College

Learn about financial aid and scholarships and pay less for college.

1-on-1 Guidance

Engage with your student/mentor using Messaging, Phone, or Video Chat securely through the platform.

Hear from Strivers

What Strivers have to say about their experience of having a mentor.

"Before Strive, I never had that person to answer my college questions. My amazing Strive mentor believes in me and is there to answer my questions." - Frances

"Having a mentor has put me at ease. I go to my mentor with anxiety, stress, and confusion, and he always gives me very good advice." - Jerry

"I feel really lucky to have my mentor. She encourages me and gives me the con dence to try my best to get into these colleges." - Eugen

"Without Strive I think that I would have been really stressed and confused about college applications and nancial aid." - Jelissa

Become a UStrive Mentor

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer? Like the idea of a flexible, online option?

Flexible Schedule

Becoming an online mentor is a unique volunteer opportunity that allows you to tailor your mentoring to your availability.

Anytime, Anywhere

Provide mentoring online anytime, anywhere. Connect with students via phone, video, and/or direct messaging.


Being an online mentor is very rewarding. Mentors get to walk along side their student as they acheive their college dream!

Meet a Mentor

Mentors are volunteers. They are professionals, college students and retirees.

"I want to make a difference and I hope that the students I am fortunate to work with will say 'because of you I didn’t give up'." - Sharon

"I really enjoy mentoring. It is an amazing experience to watch students grow week to week as they start their college journey." - Forrest

"A health issue has kept me from doing my usual volunteer work in the community. But with Strive, I can mentor online which works well for me." - Rita

"As a first generation student I know what it is like to want to go to college but not have clear guidance. I like helping other students accomplish their goal." - Brenda

Why UStrive?

A college education is the most effective way to open doors of economic opportunity. Knowledgeable guidance throughout the process dramatically improves the likelihood of successful college admission.

Strive’s technology helps identify colleges that have a track record of graduating students with backgrounds similar to yours.

Access to college opportunity depends on access to college advising, which is increasingly hard to find in under-served public schools. Strive gives you the resources and knowhow to beat the odds and maximize your potential.

UStrive Works!

78% went to a four-year college or university.

78% went to a four-year college or university.

89% required no debt for tuition.

89% required no debt for tuition.

99% of Strivers go to college!

99% of Strivers go to college!

Partners & Sponsors

Corporations partner with Strive and provide their employees a flexible, online volunteer opportunity. Companies can have personalized pages for their employees and easy to follow stats pages overviewing employee involvement and engagement.