Which Program is Right for Me?

New Jersey SEEDS is looking for high-performing students who want a top-notch education from some of the nation’s best independent schools, colleges and universities.

Students enrolled in SEEDS have access to exceptional educational opportunities. All of our academic programs provide summer sessions and classes each Saturday during the academic year at no cost to you. We work with our scholars upon their graduation to place them into competitive independent schools and universities with substantial financial aid packages.

Interested students must:

  • Have strong academic skills
  • Live in New Jersey
  • Meet financial guidelines
  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Young Scholars Program

Eligible Students

Are in 4th or 5th Grades
Live in Newark, Orange, East Orange or Irvington

Program Goals

The goal of the Young Scholars Program is
to enhance the educational opportunities of students in the Greater Newark area and assist them in gaining admission into competitive independent schools.

Program Components

The Young Scholars Program is a free fourteen-month academic program which includes:

* Two free five-week programs over two summers
* Free Saturday classes during the school year

Scholars Program

Eligible Students

Are in 7th grade
Live in New Jersey

Program Goals

The goal of the Scholars Program is to develop the academic skills and knowledge of students and allow them to successfully enroll at competitive independent schools.

Program Components

The Scholars Program is a free fourteen-month academic program which includes:

* Two free residential summer sessions after 7th and 8th grade
* Free Saturday classes during the 8th grade school year

College Scholars Program

Eligible Student

Will have completed 10th grade by June 2016
Live in New Jersey and attend one of SEEDS’ eligible College Scholars high schools

Program Goals

The goal is to change the lives of top-performing, low-income students by creating access to and graduation from selective colleges, supported by exceptional preparation, ongoing guidance and sufficient financial aid.

Program Components

The College Scholars Program is a free 17-month academic program which includes:

* One free three-week residential session on a college campus the summer before 12th grade
* Saturday academic classes during the spring of 11th grade and throughout 12th grade