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Thrive Scholars (previously SCS Noonan Scholars)

  • Thrive Scholars (previously SCS Noonan Scholars)
  • 606 S. Olive Street
    Suite 2150
  • Los Angeles, CA 90014
  • (310) 833-1670
  • 2001

Program Description

The mission of Thrive Scholars (previously SCS Noonan Scholars) is to help high-achieving, low-income students of color get into and graduate from top colleges equipped to achieve their full career potential.

Our Scholar community is nationwide, with students attending the country's top colleges. Five core pillars drive their growth:

  • Expert College Advising:
    In-depth college advising program with selective college admissions experts, one-on-one counseling, and campus visits to target "best fit" elite colleges.
  • Summer Academy:
    Two summers of six-week, residential academic boot camp. Over 350 hours of college-level instruction targeting math, writing, and critical thinking skills.
  • Social, Emotional & Academic Support:
    One-on-one mentoring from staff and volunteer and peer mentors, and academic support as needed.
  • Financial Support:
    Advising with a focus on no- and low-loan schools. Provide free laptops, travel and logistics support, and annual stipends.
  • Career Development:
    Two years of intensive, personalized career coaching focusing on soft skills. We prepare our Scholars to contribute and thrive from day one.

"Being in the Thrive community, you have access to this powerhouse of Scholars who are not only achieving their high academic aspirations but also redefining them." -Thrive Scholar, Stanford University, Class of 2024

  • Boston Office
  • 160 State Street, 3rd Floor
  • Boston, MA 02109
  • T: (617) 500-4449

  • Los Angeles Office
  • 606 S. Olive Street, Suite 2150
  • Los Angeles, CA 90014
  • T: (310) 833-1670

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 33%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 24%
  • Other: 15%
  • African American: 28%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 500
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 900

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Barnard College (1)
  • Bates College (1)
  • Boston University (4)
  • Bowdoin College (1)
  • College of the Holy Cross (1)
  • Cornell University (1)
  • Dartmouth College (2)
  • Haverford College (1)
  • Mount Holyoke College (1)
  • Simmons University (2)
  • Swarthmore College (1)
  • Tufts University (2)
  • University of Notre Dame (1)
  • University of Pennsylvania (1)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (1)

Matriculation & Completion

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