Our Impact

A look at LEDA Scholars since our inception in 2003.

Download our 2021-2022 Brochure

They have come from

49

states

72%

are first-generation college students

Their average family income has been

$34,500
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
86%

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

36%

have enrolled in an Ivy League college

90%+

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 2021,

98%

of LEDA Cohort 16 Scholars was admitted to at least one "Most Competitive" school

The Class of 2021 was awarded more than

$3 million

in financial aid and scholarships

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