100% of our Scholars graduate from high school.


Approximately 6 Million in financial aid is awarded to Scholars each year by our partner schools.


99% of scholars have matriculated to college - up to 4X national rate for Black and Latinx students.


96% of scholars say they feel more academically prepared because of Oliver Scholars.


In 2022, scholars earned a total of $9.9M in scholarshipts and grants.


The class of 2022 was accepted into a total of 204 colleges and universities.


Dear Community, Thank you for your overwhelming response during the Oliver Scholars Program nomination season! The window is now closed. We invite you to stay connected with us for updates and future opportunities. Nominations will re-open this Fall 2024.

Admissions Timeline

Nominations Open

September to February
Admissions Info Meetings


Application Deadline


Entrance Exam




Late May


“Oliver has provided me continued support through every decision in my high school career and given me an everlasting network of the most talented young men and women imaginable.”

Toluwalase Eleyinafe


“I am surrounded by people who believe in me, want to see me succeed, love and care about me, and have pushed me to do my best work and be my best self.”

Chris Paulino


“The program taught me that there is more out there than my block or my neighborhood and the world needs me to make a difference.”

Steven Turner


“Making a difference in other peoples’ lives gives me a great sense of accomplishment, and I know that what we are doing is actually making a difference in my community. Kids have the power to take control and make change happen. Service is not only a tenet of Oliver, but an essential quality in being a leader. I believe that I am setting a good example for other kids who also want to give back to their community.”

Garrett Gomez '17


“The Oliver Scholars Program is simply incredible. I am grateful for all the support and encouragement I have received so far. Being part of this program has allowed me to dream bigger, and work towards reaching my fullest potential with confidence. In these few years, Oliver has become a family to me.”

Nathalia Benitez ’17


Partner Schools

If you would like to learn more about our how to become a consortium school partner, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does my child have to be in the 7th grade?

    Yes, students begin the admissions process in 7th grade. Oliver Scholars is a 14-month program that begins the summer after 7th grade and ends right before students start 9th grade. We use the 8th grade school year to apply to independent schools.


  • I already submitted my applications. Why are we being asked for documents?

    A completed application involves a parent application, student application, a student photo, both legal parents’ financial documents, 6th and 7th-grade report cards, proof of citizenship, and three teacher recommendations (one from ELA, one from Math, and one from a teacher of your choice). We use these documents to determine if we can support your child through the independent school application process.


  • What is an independent school?

    An independent school is a day or boarding (where students reside on campus) school free from government oversight. A Board of Trustees runs these schools and depends on tuition dollars and supporter donations.


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