About Us

Capture Greatness! is a scholarship writing and college coaching initiative created to help first-generation college goers and students from under-resourced schools make their dream of college an educational and economic reality.



We partner with schools and non-profits, in and around Philadelphia, to bring scholarship writing and college coaching workshops to their students, staff members, and parents.


We believe that student success is a team sport. That’s why, in addition to working with students, we support parents and educators to help them get their students the scholarships and education they deserve.

Meet Our Team

Melissa A. Rowe, M.Ed.

Melissa A. Rowe, M.Ed. is a writer, youth advocate, and educator, who believes in the power of young minds and educational equity. With over a decade of experience as an educator, Melissa has worked with students in K-12, college, and out-of-school time settings and facilitated programming locally and abroad. A Philadelphia native, she is a proud alumna of The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, where she began her formal training as a creative and competitive writer. Her professional career includes positions as a college writing tutor, serving as director of Temple Writing Academy, and working as a college and career coordinator in local schools. Melissa holds a Bachelor’s in Communications and African American Studies and a Master’s Degree in Urban Education from Temple University.

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