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SEO Scholars (Seizing Every Opportunity) - New York

  • SEO Scholars (Seizing Every Opportunity) - New York
  • 55 Exchange Place
    Floor 6
  • New York, NY 10005
  • 212-979-2040
  • 1963
  • Chloe Blaise
  • Senior Manager of College Access

Program Description

Our Program

SEO Scholars is a free, eight-year academic program that successfully educates and mentors underserved public high school students to and through college - with a 90% college graduation rate. SEO Scholars creates a more equitable society by closing the academic and opportunity gap for motivated young people, setting the standard for academics, mentorship, community, positive peer pressure, and a powerful, lifelong network.

The program, both in San Francisco and New York, offers a comprehensive road map to competitive college admissions and career success. We provide academic preparation, guidance, mentoring, and enriching life experiences that prepare students to take leadership roles in all areas of their lives.

In high school, we offer intensive year-round academic preparation via a carefully-calibrated, rigorously-assessed course of supplemental education which adds the equivalent of 2.5+ years of instruction in English and 1.5+ years of instruction in Math. Classes are held on Saturdays, after school and during the summers.

In college, we continue to support students through each of their four years, ensuring that they graduate. Direct ongoing counseling provides one-on-one guidance on adjusting to college life, building academic success skills, exploring career options and securing internships.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 5%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 14%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 42%
  • African American: 39%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 1000
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Amherst College
  • Babson College
  • Bard College
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Cornell University
  • CUNY Hunter College
  • Dartmouth College
  • DePauw University
  • Fordham University
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard College
  • Ithaca College
  • Lafayette College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mills College
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Occidental College
  • Princeton University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • St Lawrence University
  • Stanford University
  • Stony Brook University
  • SUNY at Albany
  • Syracuse University
  • Trinity College
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of Southern California
  • Wheaton College (IL)
  • Yale University

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 90%