Our Model

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Making a Difference for Talented Students of Color

Refined over 20 years, our comprehensive, data-informed model works. Our Scholars go to better colleges. Earn better grades. And enjoy better careers. Those aren’t just brags. They’re proven outcomes.

Five Core Pillars Drive Our Success

We understand the opportunity gaps – and their impact. That’s why our program targets the five key inflection points that prevent high-achieving students of color from under-resourced communities from getting into top colleges and graduating ready for top careers.

What Scholars Say About Our Program


Yale University, Class of 2024

Coming from the first-generation, low-income background that Thrive Scholars seeks to aid, I honestly cannot imagine having gone through the college application process without this program. If you were to ask me at the beginning of junior year where I would be going for college I surely wouldn’t have even thought of Yale University. Yet, with Thrive’s irreplaceable help I will be studying at this institution without the fear of finances and doubt disrupting my educational and social experience.


Tufts University, Class of 2024

I realized that I was not alone: not alone in my experiences, not alone in my struggles, not alone in once-hazy vision of going to college, and not alone in hoping to make a difference.