LEDA empowers a community of exceptional young leaders from under-resourced backgrounds by supporting their higher education and professional success in order to create a more inclusive and equitable country.
Exceptional students from low-income backgrounds have unequal access to the top-tier colleges that cultivate most of our country’s leaders.
LEDA runs the LEDA Scholars Program, the LEDA Career Network, and the LEDA Policy Project.
A look at LEDA Scholars since our inception in 2003.
Keep up with the latest about LEDA.
A look back at LEDA in 2021 and a preview of 2022!
Congratulations to LEDA Career Fellow Salma on being named a 2022-2023 Schwarzman Scholar!
Congratulations to LEDA Career Fellow Iesha-LaShay on winning the prestigious Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship!
Learn more about what's been happening at LEDA!