Summit Scholars Program

Mission Statement

Summit realizes that access to quality test preparation can be a huge boost in the college selection and application process. Many students do not have the means to access these services. Summit is working with non-profit community-based organizations and select schools to make free tutoring available to first-generation students. We are seeking motivated and responsible students who will make the most of this opportunity.

Should I Apply to Become a Summit Scholar

  • Do you want to give yourself the best possible chance of admission to the right college or university?
  • Do you want expert guidance and tutoring?
  • Will you be a first-generation college student?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then you may be a good fit for the program.

2022-23 Summit Scholar Application Process

To apply to the program, please take the following steps:

  1. Fill out an application
  2. Send in a recommendation from a guidance/college counselor
  3. Send in a copy of your transcript – you can upload it on your application form

Our History

Established in 2020, the Summit Scholars Program has allowed Summit to give back to the community and address some of the systematic inequality we see around us by doing what we know best – tutoring. Each year, Summit has worked with area community-based organizations in order to identify students with great academic potential who are either first-generation college students or currently residing in underserved communities in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.

In addition to helping these students prepare for the SATs or ACTs, Summit also matches the students with area independent educational consultants for college admissions coaching. We are grateful to the tutors and educational consultants who have graciously volunteered their time to assist us in our mission to help these students access additional college resources.

We are also grateful to our non-profit partners. Each of these organizations has a mission that is closely aligned with Summit’s own of helping students reach their full potential.

Non-Profit Partners

  •  Rosie’s Theater Kids enriches children’s lives through arts education.
  • The Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center supports first-generation college attendees from low-income households through and beyond college.
  • Future 5 connects low-income, high-initiative students in Stamford, CT to resources that help them successfully transition from high school to college or careers.
  • Fenway High School provides high-quality, personalized education to Boston students, over 90% of whom are people of color.
  • The Door empowers young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment.

We welcome outreach from other area community-based organizations. Contact us at for more information about partnerships.

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