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About the Founder

Your Full Ride Scholarship Guide

Tandy Caraway is a leading educational consulting expert, speaker, and author who helps communities reduce the wealth gap by empowering families and organizations to send students to college debt-free. She collaborates with community organizations, colleges, and schools to develop innovative and sustainable solutions that uniquely meet the needs of the people that they serve.

Through CollegeMode Academy, she has helped students secure over $40 million dollars in scholarships, grants, and fellowships in six years.


Her programs develop #FullRideScholars who are the next generation of changemakers.

Her students have been selected for prestigious scholarships such as GUCCI Changemakers, CodeHouse Scholars, Questbridge, the National Football League HBCUWeek Scholar, Chic-Fil-A, Target Scholars, and Burger King Scholars.

Her peers describe her as an enthusiastic, motivated, and dedicated professional who demonstrates a sincere interest in her students as individuals.


This passion and tenacity have earned her national and local accolades from organizations such as the White House, American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence, Future Business Leaders of America, Miami Dade Public Schools, United Teachers of Dade, and the Florida Senate.


In addition, her expert opinions have been featured by media outlets like Forbes, Yahoo! News, Parents magazine, OZY, US News, and the Miami Herald.

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Providing Families With a Worry-Free College Prep Experience

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Our Full Ride Scholars Programs

Our Full Ride Scholar programs offer dynamic college prep adventures for high school students. They include SAT Prep, scholarship assistance, career exploration, and more! Your student will gain the confidence, knowledge, and skills needed to thrive in college. Eighty-seven percent of students who enroll in our program get full-ride scholarships- not a single penny out of their pocket for tuition! There’s a limited number of spots available though, so sign up today!

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What Our Clients Say

Project Continue E, a service project for suicide prevention, was the brainchild of Jasmine. It earned her scholarship money and Recognition from the Miami Herald newspaper. Jasmine is heading to Bethune Cookman University with more than $64,000 in scholarship awards! CollegeMode assisted Jasmine with overall college prep including planning Project Continue and mentoring.

“Mrs. Caraway was such a big help to me. I could ask her anything and now I’m off to college to pursue my passion.”

Jasmine H.R.

After being recognized by the Bradenton Herald as Best All-Around Athlete for the county, Valerie is headed to the State College of Florida with enough scholarships to cover all of her expenses!

CollegeMode Academy helped Valerie with overall college prep including course advice in middle school.


“I wanted to let you know that last night I won first place for the Golden Herald awards for the Athletics category & I got the scholarship! Thank you for being a part of my life and helping me. I'm all over the newspaper and Internet.”

Valerie P.

Nathan attends a highly specialized school for Gifted students but found himself struggling in Freshman English. CollegeMode Academy was enlisted to help Nathan improve his writing and essay development skills. We are proud to announce that Nathan earned multiple school awards, received an A for the last quarter of the year and finished with a B+.

"Thank you Ms. Caraway! I didn't I could get an A in my English class before I started working with you."

Nathan H.

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Make an appointment with us to learn more about how we can help you and your teen navigate the college admissions process, including test prep, scholarships, and more!

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