Helping Students Navigate
The College & Scholarship Process
About SOAR Founder Elisa Turner
Elisa Turner began home-schooling in 1996 and graduated her two children from a
non-traditional home-school program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in
Psychology Human Services. She has also taught students formerly from private
and public-school environments showing increased growth in their academic
potential. After years of experience teaching high school, she began assisting with
the college and scholarship process. She's the President of SOAR: Scholarships
Opportunities Assistance and Research Consulting business and works with families
across the Georgia area and across the country virtually.
Elisa Turner has been building her credentials and experience for the last 10 years
judging for scholarship competitions, coaching students who win prestigious full
scholarships across the country and guiding hundreds of students through the
college search, admission and financial aid process.
My family started this journey in the same predicament as most students, searching for scholarships.
They ended up with full rides to undergraduate and plus scholarships that paid for a summer programs.
Scholarships provided my children with a great education but also some real adventures. I now judge for
many scholarships (some full and some partial), and work with private clients at various levels of depth and intensity.
I also consult with foundations, public and private schools and homeschool associations to provide group workshops
and services to their students.
A note from Elisa:
I started working with high school students in Georgia in 2008. I started with encouragement, advice and guidance.
I began to guide authentic discussions about college essays and applications, and then through the financial aid process.
Majority of my students turned into first-generation college students! I continued with this process throughout my teaching career
helping any students from the area schools, my neighbor’s children, anyone who needed assistance. In 2013, I got the opportunity
to pursue this passion full time, and started my own business, and have loved every minute of it!
My children are attending college at Southern Polytechnic State University and Agnes Scott College with full academic merit, private
and need based scholarships. I am the president of Heritage Home-school Group that supports other parents through the home-schooling
process with workshops, advice, and planning. Elisa specializes in College planning, scholarships and organizing the college process.
Elisa currently serves as Turner Chapel's AME Education Ministry Posse Foundation chairperson in Marietta, GA. She serves as the
scholarship chairperson for the National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. She coaches students who win prestigious full scholarships all
across the country while guiding hundreds of students through the college search, admission and financial aid process.
College Scholarship Consultant Elisa Turner provides comprehensive, one-on-one scholarship counseling services to help high-school
and college students navigate the complicated scholarship process. Students work directly with Elisa on pre-college planning,
career & major exploration, developing a college scholarship list, time management skills,meeting deadlines, college application essays,
application completion, and finding scholarship & financial aid resources
Elisa Turner has coached her own children to win multiple full scholarships which provided then:
All four years of undergraduate school earning over $500,000 in scholarships to:
Agnes Scott College
Southern Polytechnic State University( Son Graduated May 2015)
Elisa also serves as a merit scholarship judge for the National Hook Up of Black Women, Inc and Chair for TCC Posse
scholarship program. She uses interactive techniques to help students present themselves in the most effective ways possible.
Elisa volunteers throughout the state by frequently speaking to families and students at public and private high schools,
home school conventions, civic groups and non-profit foundation meetings.
President: Heritage Homeschool Group
Volunteer: Turner Chapel AME Education Ministry
TCC Scholarship Chair For Posse Foundation
Community Partner: Cobb County Citizens- Putting Students First
Community Partner: McEachern High School PTSA
Community Partner: Utopian Academy for the Arts-PTSA
Community Partner: EWOE-Elite Women of Excellence
Scholarship Chair: National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc.
Guidance Counselor/Scholarship Chair- FIRST-For Inspiration and Recognition for Science and Technology