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The ESM 
Equity Scholars Program

What is the Equity Scholars Program?

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After years of building our academic mentorship program, we are delighted to be in a place where we can tackle one of our long-term goals: providing pro-bono mentorship to students from underserved communities. Throughout each academic year, ESM mentors devote at least 10% of their collective time to working with students who might not otherwise have access to their services.

Our Equity Scholars Program provides selected scholars with the full breadth of ESM’s mentoring: one-on-one college counseling, essay coaching, test preparation, and academic tutoring, as well as membership in ESM’s Alumni Network!

Who is eligible for the program?

In order to be eligible for the Equity Scholars Program, students must:

  • Be a first generation college student OR a member of a racial group that is underrepresented in higher education.
    • A first generation college student is a student whose parents did not graduate from college.
    • Examples of underrepresented communities include but are not limited to members of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color).
  • Be going into their junior year of high school.
  • Plan on attending a US college after graduation

We are now accepting applications for the Class of 2025. Learn more about how to apply here!