Since 1963, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) has made a lifetime of achievement possible for 12,000 talented young people from underserved and underrepresented communities.
We offer three distinct programs:
SEO Scholars is a rigorous eight-year academic program that prepares underserved public high school students for admission to the nation’s most competitive colleges–and supports them through college graduation. 95% of SEO Scholars graduate college in 6 years and 80% graduate in 4 years.
SEO Career is the nation’s premier summer internship program for talented, underrepresented college students of color. In 2015, 85% of SEO Career interns were offered full-time jobs at the end of their summer internships – either at their host company or another SEO Career partner.
SEO Alternative Investments
SEO Alternative Investments provides education, exposure, training and mentoring opportunities to talented professionals traditionally under-represented in the alternative investments sector.
Our distinguished Alumni
SEO is an alumni-driven organization. Once a student is accepted into one of our three programs, he or she becomes a member of a network of highly successful leaders which numbers more than 12,000 and represents 46 U.S. states and 59 countries. We support the ongoing professional and leadership development of our alumni via panel discussions, networking events, virtual resources and volunteer opportunities.