AdmitHub acquires Reference Service Press

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June 15, 2016


AdmitHub acquires Reference Service Press, authoritative scholarship database. BOSTON — Boston-based edtech startup AdmitHub announced it has acquired the publishing business assets from Reference Service Press, which has been widely lauded for its excellent collection of information about scholarship opportunities and financial aid resources.

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Founded in 2014, AdmitHub combines artificial intelligence and human expertise to provide all students with free college guidance. Specifically, students chat with Oli™, a virtual college counselor, for ongoing support on the path to and through college. Thanks to the acquisition of Reference Service Press, AdmitHub will extend its college matching algorithm to 30,000 U.S. financial aid programs, offering students a valuable resource to help them figure out how to finance their education.

Reference Service Press was founded in 1977 by Gail A. Schlachter, who was inducted into the California Library Hall of Fame in 2015. Simba Report on Directory Publishing called Reference Service Press “a true success in the world of independent directory publishers,” and both Kaplan Educational Centers and have hailed the company as “the leading authority on scholarships.”  Reference Service Press has published 25 different financial aid directories for Undergraduates, Grad Students, Professionals, Women, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and many other demographics.

AdmitHub remains committed to collecting, organizing, and disseminating — in both print and electronic formats — the most current and accurate information available on scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, internships, and other types of funding opportunities.

About AdmitHub

In addition to helping all students pursue their college dreams, AdmitHub develops branded chatbots for universities to guide prospects and admitted students through application, enrollment and graduation. AdmitHub was founded by Kirk Daulerio and Andrew Magliozzi.

Kirk began his career as an Admission Officer at Princeton University, then as Regional Director of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania where he also supervised the Ivy League athletic recruiting process. His last college admission position was Associate Dean of Admissions at Bowdoin College. For the three years before founding AdmitHub, Kirk was the Director of Member Relations for The Common Application.

Andrew is AdmitHub’s technical co-founder.  A graduate of Harvard ’05 and Hack Reactor ’13, he is a career edtech entrepreneur who founded and ran Signet Education as well as He also wrote and published “How to Get into (Your) Harvard: and more college admissions advice.” If you are interested in getting our latest updates, sign up for our newsletter here.


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