Our Impact

A look at LEDA Scholars since our inception in 2003.

They have come from

48

states

67%

are first-generation college students

Their average family income has been

$35,800
They are racially diverse

35% Latino
29% Black
15% Asian/Pacific Islander
9% Multiracial
9% White
3% Native American

LEDA changed me in a way that I love. Rather than being some kid who just wanted to get a good job and defy a stereotype, I became a person who is trying to change the world.

Harrenson, Dartmouth '18
83%

have enrolled at a college classified as Most Competitive

32%

have enrolled in an Ivy League college

96%

have graduated within six years,

a rate that is on par with their more affluent peers.

LEDA has opened the door to opportunity and maximized the leadership potential for hundreds of high-achieving, low-income students who might never have even considered applying to the nation’s most competitive colleges.

In 2017,

99%

of LEDA Cohort 12 Scholars was admitted to at least one of these highly selective schools

The Class of 2021 was awarded more than

$3 million

in financial aid and scholarships

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