Meet the Impressive 2018-19 Test Innovators Scholars

Test Innovators is committed to helping all students gain access to quality education and opportunities. In accordance with this commitment, we developed the Test Innovators Scholarship Program. This year we awarded scholarships to 13 remarkable students: 7 of these were tuition scholarships and 6 were test prep scholarships.

Our 2018-2019 Independent School Tuition Scholarship recipients were given $1,000 towards tuition at their new schools. We originally planned to offer merit scholarships to the six students with the greatest score improvements, but this year we had so many fantastic applicants that we ended up choosing seven scholars.

Meet our Scholars




Owen scored in the 82nd percentile on his first official test. Despite this already being a notable achievement, Owen wanted to do better. Although he was happy with his reading and verbal scores, he knew that with determination and study, he could improve his math scores. He spent the next several months studying math concepts he hadn't learned previously, and when he took the test again, he achieved a total score in the 95th percentile.


Owen is starting 9th grade this fall at San Domenico School in San Anselmo, California.



Cleo scored in the 29th percentile on her first official test. Realizing that she needed more preparation, she turned to Test Innovators. After taking more time to prepare in specific sections, she was able to score in the 64th percentile.


Cleo is starting 7th grade this fall at the Lovett School in Atlanta, Georgia.



Macie scored in the 15th percentile on her first official test. Knowing that she could do better, she looked for options to improve her score which led her to Test Innovators. After months of hard work, she scored in the 52nd percentile the second time she took the test.


Macie is starting 9th grade this fall at the College Preparatory School in Oakland, California.


Ayesha scored in the 46th percentile on her first official test. Before taking the test again, she studied hard using Test Innovators to focus on her areas of weakness. She ended up scoring in the 89th percentile.


Ayesha is starting 8th grade this fall at Next Generation in Champaign, Illinois.


Gerald knew that his first set of SSAT scores, placing him in the 4th percentile overall, didn't position him where he needed to be for his high school applications. He started practicing in earnest working through Test Innovators material, and when he retook the SSAT, he achieved a total score in the 71st percentile.


Gerald is starting 9th grade this fall at Bentley School in Oakland, California.


Mariah didn't get the verbal and reading scores she was hoping for on her first official SSAT test, so she signed up for Test Innovators. After studying hard, she took the SSAT again and achieved a total score in the 99th percentile.


Mariah is starting 9th grade this fall at The Bush School in Seattle, Washington.



To learn more about our scholarship winners and how they improved, keep an eye on this page as we will be showcasing these hardworking students over the next few months with insight on how exactly they achieved such great improvement as well as more information about the schools they will be attending in the fall. We will also be sharing their advice to other students preparing to take the test.

Learn more about Test Innovators scholarships here!