About Jason

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Jason LumAbout ScholarEdge Founder Jason Lum

Jason’s background and track record are impressive. Jason graduated from America’s most competitive programs at Harvard, Berkeley, and Washington University in St. Louis. Jason also received rigorous training in leadership and coaching from MIT and Columbia University. He’s also an expert in college advising, having graduated with honors from UCLA’s program in training professional independent college counselors.

Jason won over $250,000 in scholarships, winning virtually every major national award available to college students in the USA. He graduated debt-free.

His work experience also matters. Jason worked in the Harvard Admissions Office and at the Washington University in St. Louis Career Center.

The result? A track record that consistently helps students believe in themselves, to identify the best schools that match their needs, and to navigate the oftentimes complex admission process. Jason has helped hundreds of students in the USA and in foreign countries obtain admission to America’s top universities, including:

Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Princeton, Brown, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Duke, Washington University in St. Louis, Williams, MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, Northwestern and every single school in the US News and World Report top 25 colleges and universities in the USA.

Having created ScholarEdge over a decade ago, Jason speaks across the USA and has been invited to speak in Asia, South America, and Europe. He routinely visits hundreds of colleges every year and invests thousands of dollars in attending conferences, workshops and institutes that provide value for his clients. That’s why ScholarEdge was voted an “Editor’s Choice” by a major American newspaper, and has been profiled by hundreds of articles over the last ten years.

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Laureate Corp. Excellence Grant
Public Employees Roundtable Scholarship
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Scholarship
Harvard University John F. Kennedy Fellowship
Rhodes Scholarship Finalist (Western Region)
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Fellowship
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in Public Policy and International Affairs
Chinese Women’s Club of America Scholar
John and Wilma Barker Scholarship, Washington University in St. Louis


Columbia University (Coaching Certification Program)
MIT (Sloan School of Management) (Executive Cert. in Management & Leadership)
University of California, Berkeley (J.D., honors)
Harvard University (M.P.P., John F. Kennedy Fellowship)
Washington University in St. Louis (B.A. with honors, Phi Beta Kappa)
UCLA (College Counseling Cert., highest honors)


Columbia University Coaching Learning Network

Harvard University Alumni Association
Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), Professional Member
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
University of California Alumni Association, Life Member
Washington University in St. Louis Alumni and Parents Admission Program


Columbia University Coaching Certification Program: External Coach Intensive & Coaching Practicum

Harvard University Summer Institute on College Admissions

IEC Advisors Business Intensive Boot Camp, Recognition of Continued Distinguished Service on the Field of Educational Consulting

IECA Ethics Course, Certificate of Completion

IECA Summer Training Institute: Educational Consulting Practices and Principles
NACAC Conference: Mastering the College Admissions Conference

National Business Institute: Lawfully Managing Student Records Without Violating Privacy Rights