LEDA Scholars Program: Open to undocumented high school students with DACA


The LEDA Scholars program supports students over a six year trajectory so that they can apply to and thrive in selective colleges. Each year, LEDA recruits 100 high school students who show leadership potential but may lack the exposure and support needed to attend and succeed at highly competitive colleges and universities. As a LEDA Scholar, students have access to their Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute, which is a seven-week program that provides students with leadership training, academic writing instruction, standardized test preparation, college guidance, and community building.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • Be a junior in a public high school (11th grader) at the time of applying
  • Students must be U. S. citizens, Permanent Residents, or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
  • Have an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 3.6 and class ranking within the top 10% of the high school class
  • A record of enrollment and success in the most rigorous courses available to the student, e.g., honors, AP, IB, dual credit, or concurrent enrollment courses
  • Exceptional analytical reading and writing skills, demonstrating preparedness for selective colleges and universities
  • Scores above the national average on the PSAT, SAT, PLAN, and/or ACT
  • Students must be from low-income backgrounds. Eligibility is assessed individually based on the composition and income of a student’s family.

The deadline to apply is December 12, 2016

For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: LEDA Scholars Program


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