College Scholars Program Overview

The College Scholars Program is a 17-month education experience designed to prepare and place top-performing, low-income students from eligible public high schools in highly competitive colleges with excellent preparation and sufficient financial aid.

College Scholars is a free program that provides students with:

  • Academic coursework
  • A comprehensive college search (campus tours, visits from college representatives, counseling, mentoring, and fly-in weekend applications)
  • College essay development
  • Test preparation
  • Personal application support
  • Professional financial aid advocacy and assistance
  • Life skills for college and beyond
  • Guidance during the first two years of college

College Scholars begin academic classes with SEEDS on Saturdays during the spring of their junior year, followed by a three-week summer residency on a college campus (view photos from this summer). College Scholars resume academic classes each Saturday during senior year (fall – spring).

Following graduation from SEEDS and matriculation in college, College Scholars will receive support from SEEDS’ Guidance department, including on-campus support through sophomore year in college.

SEEDS is now recruiting College Scholars! To learn more about our eligibility requirements and admissions process, please visit SEEDS’ Admissions page.

Thanks to AT&T, Barbara and Edward Becker, and 
Hyde and Watson Foundation for supporting the College Scholars Program in FY16.

Select photos on njseeds.org are courtesy of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.