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Thank you for your interest in applying to Thrive Scholars. 

Our Programs 

We currently offer three programs. Please select the program that best suits your needs.

OnRamp is a pre-college program for 10th-grade Black/Generational African-American males from across the country. If you are interested in applying to OnRamp, please click here.

6-Year Program

Our 6-Year Program is a hybrid college and career success program for 11th graders from across the country designed to support Scholars on their journey from high school into high-trajectory careers. During their first two summers, Scholars will participate in 6-week residential Summer Academy sessions at Amherst College and The University of Chicago.

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Thrive Academies

Our new Thrive Academies Program is a two-year college preparation program for 11th graders, currently offered to students based in Los Angeles and New York City. Scholars will participate in two six-week commuter Thrive Academy summer sessions hosted on a local college campus in the summers of 2024 and 2025.

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For 6-Year Program & Thrive Academies

  • Eligibility

  • Thrive Scholars reviews applications holistically and does not have absolute requirements for admission. However, students who have been historically admitted into our program typically meet the following criteria:

    • Be currently enrolled as a junior in high school
    • Earn primarily A’s in the most challenging courses offered at high school
    • Planning to apply to college during their senior year
    • Highly ranked amongst graduating class
    • Have a Household annual income at or below $100,000 (We collect income information for both parents/guardians)
    • Identify as a student of color and/or first-generation college-goers

  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2023

Information Sessions 

Learn more about Thrive Scholars and have your questions answered by our admissions team and current Scholars at a virtual information session. Click here for details.