They have come from
are first-generation college students
Their average family income has been
17% Asian/Pacific Islander
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.
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.
of LEDA Cohort 16 Scholars was admitted to at least one "Most Competitive" school
The Class of 2021 was awarded more than
in financial aid and scholarships