How to Apply
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By applying to our free program, you're taking a crucial step towards securing your future through higher education.
At SEO Scholars, our mission is simple: to ensure that motivated and talented public high school students in New York City and San Francisco get to and through America’s most competitive colleges and universities.
We combine rigorous academic instruction with individualized guidance and support. Our SEO Scholars attend classes three Saturday a month, at least once a week after school, and for five weeks during the summer. In addition to dedicated program staff and expert instructors, SEO Scholars benefit from a community of like-minded peers who share their vision for success.
"The entire SEO Scholars community has made a commitment to me, to make sure I graduate from a great college. With SEO's guidance, I am doing all I can to make sure that happens."
- Cherry, University of California Berkeley 2019
Who Should Apply
We look for applicants who have a demonstrated track record of academic engagement and who are eager and motivated to invest in themselves and commit to our rigorous program. In your application, you can demonstrate your engagement and commitment by:
Submitting an academic record (report card or transcript)
Completing several short written statements
Including a teacher recommendation
For complete requirements, click your specific city below.