SEO's Value Proposition

SEO’s college partners are committed to promoting college access and success for high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds.

The goals of our partnerships are to ensure that each scholar:

  • can pursue a degree at a 4-year college or university
  • attends a financially affordable college that reflects their academic and personal fit
  • receives the support and advising that will ensure successful college completion


College partners help us to provide Scholars with the opportunity to:

  • identify colleges that are eager to recruit students from underrepresented groups
  • access and visit competitive colleges that once seemed to be beyond their reach
  • find colleges that will meet 100% of their demonstrated need and provide sustainable financial support


A partnership with SEO gives colleges the opportunity to:

  • collaborate with an organization with a proven track record of student success
  • connect with competitive and college-ready first-generation students from diverse backgrounds
  • manifest their commitment to access, diversity, and inclusion in higher education