For over 14 years, Dr. Carjie Scott has served college students of all ages, interests, and backgrounds. She is a trusted Higher Education Executive at Tennessee State University (Digital Recruitment, Enrollment Partnership, and Virtual Engagement) and Santa Fe College (Adjunct Instructor – Student Development and Leadership) who is proficient in streamlining the admissions process and improving student retention while increasing college graduation rates. She is the President and Co-Founder of The Education Equalizer Foundation and author of “You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life.” In her book, she details her commitment to equalizing and maximizing educational opportunities for students, particularly Black and first-generation students.
You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life
Carjie Scott provides a first-hand account of her experience as an administrator serving at trade schools, graduate institutions, and HBCUs. You are Accepted, is required reading for first-generation college students and higher education professionals. It encourages readers to own their story and accept themselves so that they can transform education for individuals who were historically excluded from attending college.
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More about Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott launched the Education Equalizers Foundation to partner with various stakeholders regarding college acceptance and completion. These individuals include parents, rising college students, higher education leadership, as well as community/corporate leaders.
Her newest book, “You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life,” is available everywhere books are sold. The literary work chronicles nearly two decades of higher education experience and her success as a woman of color in leadership. Additionally, she candidly shares with readers the power of owning their story, even the most difficult aspects of it.
Dr. Scott’s vision is to create an inclusive and diverse higher education work environment that mirrors the student body enrolled there. In her book, she details how she spoke truth to power and held leaders accountable. She believes that students will start, stay, graduate and become gainfully employed when they learn in environments and have access to mentorship that encourages them to be their authentic selves.
Dr. Scott enjoys writing and serving in the community. She has been featured in the following publications: The Tennessee Tribune, Gainesville Sun, Yahoo News, and xoNecole. Her ebook “Attend College for Free in Tennessee,” has helped her cultivate relationships and personally advise residents on how to offset the cost of attending college.
She is a recipient of the Karen Dolan Spirit Award and Communications Committee of the Year Award by the Vanderbilt University Staff Advisory Council. She was named a Nashville Emerging Leader finalist by YP Nashville and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. She was also a nominee for Women who Rock Nashville. She earned the Admissions Voice to Voice award and Admissions Excellence award while at Vatterott Career College. She has been featured in Urbannite, The TN Tribune, The Dr. Will Show, xoNecole, and several other platforms.
Dr. Scott is married to Dr. Kerwin Scott who is a former US Marine and current Periodontist Resident. They are the parents of two future doctors Channing and Kerwin, Jr.