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Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Scholars Program-New York

  • Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Scholars Program-New York
  • 55 Exchange Place
    Suite 601
  • New York, NY 10005
  • 212-979-2040
  • 1963
  • Anesha Grant
  • 646-442-3867
  • 646-379-4304

Program Description

What began in 1963 as one of New York City's first mentoring and college preparatory programs for underserved high school students has matured into a dynamic national organization. Each year we provide a broad range of educational and career development opportunities to hundreds of high school students, college students and young professionals. The SEO Scholars Program is a year-round, out-of-school, academically rigorous program that prepares motivated urban public high school students to earn admission and succeed at competitive colleges and universities. The program assists more than 400 high school and college students each year, offering a comprehensive roadmap 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.

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

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 2%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 20%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 38%
  • African American: 40%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 431
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Amherst College
  • Babson College
  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Cornell University
  • CUNY Hunter College
  • Dartmouth College
  • DePauw University
  • Fordham University
  • Harvard University
  • Ithaca College
  • Lafayette College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Occidental College
  • Princeton University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Smith College
  • St Lawrence University
  • Stony Brook University
  • SUNY at Binghamton
  • Syracuse University
  • Trinity College
  • University at Albany
  • Wheaton College
  • Yale University

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 99%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 80%