Bright Prospect launched its original Scholar Support Program in 2002 to guide outstanding low-income students to the nations top-ranked universities and colleges. Every student, recruited to that program at the end of their junior year of high school, matriculated to college, including 13 of the top 15 universities (among them Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT and Dartmouth) and 21 of the top 25 liberal arts colleges (including Amherst, Swarthmore, Bowdoin, Wellesley, Pomona and Williams). These Bright Prospect Scholars graduated college at a 95% rate, and over 25% continued on for advanced degrees.
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Bright Prospect empowers high potential, low-income students to gain admission, succeed and graduate from four-year colleges and universities by providing a comprehensive counseling and support system throughout their high school and college years.
Our goal is to increase college-going rates among underserved populations across the nation. To accomplish this, we envision replicating our highly successful model by launching the Bright Prospect Institute dedicated to training other community-based organizations to effectively operate our program in their service areas, and to provide them with a turn-key package of well-defined Bright Prospect processes, procedures, systems, database and program materials. By rapid replication, we anticipate helping not only thousands, but hundreds of thousands of high-potential, low-income students across the country. It’s a challenging goal―one worth devoting ourselves to the hard work of achieving. Please join us on this mission; together we will transform the lives of even more students and their families; and they in turn will transform their communities and contribute more to our nation.
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