We change lives by committing to low-income NYC students with financial & personal support so they graduate college debt-free — 100% of the time.

How We Do It

We identify and support outstanding students across all five boroughs, help them overcome personal obstacles, and fund their educational expenses for four years of college through:

  1. a holistic selection process
  2. a network of committed mentors
  3. individual, foundation and corporate investment

All of this gets scholars to the finish line and college graduation.

Our Impact


of our scholars graduate college — compared to the national average of low-income students: 16%


of our scholars are first in their families to pursue a college degree, changing the trajectories of their families for generations forward.


of our alumni have enrolled in or are in the process of applying to graduate programs — nearly double the national average of low-income students.

Our Plus Factor

Because we know that financial aid alone is not enough to ensure safe passage through college—even for the brightest students—we provide tuition and educational expense funds PLUS:

Academic Counseling

Postgraduate Career Support

Professional & Personal Mentorship

Paid Internships & Summer Jobs

“Scholarship Plus has been a backbone of my education. It has provided a lot of support and opportunities  and I'm forever grateful."Sumitra, Fordham UniversityRead More