Our Impact

A look at LEDA Scholars since our inception in 2003.

Download our 2022-2023 LEDA Brochure

They have come from




are first-generation college students

Their average family income has been

They are racially diverse

36% Latinx
28% Black
17% Asian/Pacific Islander
9% White
8% Multiracial
2% 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

have enrolled at a Barron's "Most Competitive" college


have enrolled in an Ivy League college


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, under-resourced students who might never have even considered applying to the nation's most competitive colleges.

In 2023,


of LEDA Cohort 18 Scholars was admitted to at least one of the top 100 colleges in the U.S.

The Class of 2021 was awarded more than

$3 million

in financial aid and scholarships

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