SEO Scholars creates a more equitable society by closing the academic and opportunity gap for highly motivated young people through a free, eight-year program that successfully educates, and mentors underserved public high school students to and through college with a 90% college graduation rate.
We propel human potential by identifying and admitting students who aim for a college degree, a fulfilling professional career, and a brighter future. We help students seize every opportunity by providing a rigorous academic foundation as part of a comprehensive college access, persistence and success program.
Join us in facilitating a transformative summer experience for our Scholars.
SEO’s Summer Enrichment Programs are two-to eight-week opportunities offered to Scholars the summer between their junior and senior year. Our Scholars complete extensive summer program research throughout their junior year and are deeply invested in their final placements. Once there, Scholars make connections, learn more about their community, and build the skills they’ll need for college and beyond. Our Scholars are consistently recognized by our summer program partners for their leadership and drive.
Contact us to explore how we can partner to challenge and inspire our Scholars through your summer program.
Chelsea Williams, Manager of External Partnerships
Hear from Leslie T. about her time with CIEE
"Through my enrichment program, I learned to be grateful for the smallest things: from taking showers for as long as I wanted, to having food to eat and seeing my parents every day. When we went to Johannesburg, we learned that children who had fathers working in the mines only saw their dads three days a year. I felt so terrible that I was upset not to see my mom for a few weeks, yet these children were growing up on their own because their parents worked so many days. After that I was grateful every time I spoke to my mom.”
Colleges and Universities
Join us in realizing our Scholars' dreams of earning a college degree.
Our Scholars attend over 150 high schools in New York and San Francisco. With more than 250 students in each grade, a partnership with SEO gives colleges direct access to a pool of competitive and diverse candidates. SEO ensures that our students, once admitted, persist and thrive on campus through an individualized and targeted approach to college support.
Contact us to help us explore how we can partner to develop the potential of each student.
Catherine Finneran, Vice President - SEO Scholars, College
Join us in providing opportunities for our Scholars to succeed in their chosen career paths.
Each summer, more than 500 highly qualified Scholars seek opportunities to build their professional skills and enhance their career experiences through internships, study abroad programs, and academic research endeavors. SEO supports all our college students in their chosen career path, whether it is business, communications, education, environmental work, fashion, finance, government, information technology, media, non-profit, law, or even wildlife research!
Contact us to explore how we can partner to broaden Scholars’ access to fulfilling careers.
Oriana Seastone Stern, Associate Director, Operations & Special Projects, SEO Scholars, College