The New Leader Scholarship provides aid to extraordinary upper division and graduate students in public universities. We are committed to supporting financially disadvantaged students, recent immigrants, and people of color who have demonstrated leadership capacities and a commitment to community service.

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100% of New Leader Scholars
graduate from a public university.
I am a Chicano with a Master’s degree from Tufts University. Though this might not sound like a big deal, to my community it is; less than 7 percent of Mexican Americans in this country have access to a college, graduate or doctoral degree. This injustice strengthens my desire to help underrepresented students navigate through an educational system that in many ways is designed to fail people like me before we even have a chance. read more…


76% of New Leader Scholars are attending
or have completed Graduate School.
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