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Just The Right Amount, LLC

Shaping your future, one $cholarship at a time

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About Us

Established in 2019, Just The Right Amount, LLC exists to provide scholarship coaching and professional development consulting services to college-bound students within the Chicagoland area and beyond. We are a student-oriented entity whose main goal is to help students leverage their academic and extracurricular profiles to best finance their education. We specialize in assisting students as they seek to fund their college education while incurring minimal debt. Our services span from strategic 1:1 college application planning and career development coaching to community and corporate scholarship consulting via workshops and group sessions. Explore our online platform to learn more about our mission, coaching methods, and strategic consulting approach.

We look forward to working with you!


Our Founder
Kevin B. Banks Jr.

Just The Right Amount, LLC was founded by Kevin B. Banks Jr., after realizing that there was a need for greater education around scholarships. The inspiration for the business came while taking an entrepreneurship class at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He used the concept for the business as a class project after having already assisted other students and their families with the scholarship application process. Channeling the passion he developed while completing that project, he founded Just The Right Amount, LLC with an emphasis on helping black and brown students minimize their student loan debt by applying for non-institutional scholarships to finance their college education.

Kevin is a trained Biomedical Engineer, having received his undergraduate degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2018. He is the recipient of multiple scholarships and awards, many of which he has used to fund his own collegiate education. Both a Westside of Chicago native and current Southside resident, Kevin is a proud Chicagoan, avid community leader, and strong advocate for education and Chicago youth. He is a Chicago Scholars alum, where he currently serves as an active member of the Alumni Leadership Association (ALA). He also served as the 2018-2019 Regional Chair and succeeding Chair Emeritus for the 4th National/International Region under the National Society of Black Engineers. Kevin now serves as a junior board member for the Chicago Engineers Foundation, and continues to serve as a mentor to various students and young professionals alike.


Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real Students


"I heard about Just The Right Amount, LLC, through the founder himself! When Kevin first came up with the idea to mentor young people in regards to scholarships, he pitched the idea to my parents and I via Zoom. I utilized the scholarship mentoring program/service because as a senior in high school, I was extremely stressed, nervous, and anxious while applying for college and scholarships, and needed guidance throughout the whole process. I wasn't sure of which scholarships to apply for, how to write cohesive essays, and how to manage time, but Kevin's service assisted me with all of that. I think this service was one of the best investments my parents and I have ever made! It paid off big time, and I now feel very secure about my collegiate future. I would totally recommend the services provided by Just The Right Amount, LLC to my younger friends who need additional scholarship guidance!"

Raquel Simpson
(Howard University)

Contact Us

Chicago, IL

(224) 419-7435

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