Our Visionary


Priscilla ONeill, CEP

Summit Scholars President 

My husband and I founded Summit Scholars over ten years ago out of a real need for greater college planning options and guidance. I was working as a Guidance counselor and found that neither I, nor any of the staff in my school had sufficient time to give the adequate college advising that a student and their families deserved to optimize their college options. My husband and I have been married for over 28 years and we have been blessed to raise four wonderful children. While they do look like us, each of our children are very different and have distinct characteristics. We decided that our task as parents like many others was to help our children mature into the roles and responsibilities of adulthood that best suited their individuality and gifting. As parents and as educators we developed a program that would provide for better college preparation and better college choices not only for our children but for generations of Summit Scholars.                        Priscilla ONeill, CEP


  • Certified Educational Planner with American Institute of Certified Educational Planners

  • Graduate Certificate in Independent Educational Consulting, University of California

  • Over 100+ actual college campus visits and evaluations at universities across the USA

  • Over 10 years of independent educational consulting experience with families

  • Top level member Higher Education Consultants Association, HECA    

  • National Association of College Admissions Counselors member, NACAC

  • Graduate certificate in Counseling, Calvary Theological Seminary, PA

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Stockton University, NJ

  • Former Teacher of College and Career Planning

  • Former Guidance Counselor for private school

  • International Student, University of Copenhagen-Denmark

  • Creator of the Summit Scholars “4 Phase College Strategy”

  • Creator of Summit Scholars “What the Smart Students Know™” seminars            

  • Past Area 18 Director, Toastmasters International District 28