Alexander Hamilton Scholars focuses on closing the opportunity gap for young people like Alexander Hamilton.
Each year, AHS selects 35 underserved high school juniors for their academic, personal, service, and entrepreneurial accomplishments, to participate in its no-cost, 5-year empowerment program. These students receive mentorship, practical guidance, and a comprehensive network of support, much like Hamilton did, so they, too, can leave a lasting legacy that will forever change their communities, our nation, and the world.
Pillars of Success
TRANSITION: Focus on key periods that research has identified as being particularly challenging for underserved youth: high school to college; college to career.
HERITAGE: Instill the idea that understanding the history of the United States is vital to claiming personal, political, and social power.
EMPOWERMENT: Convey the knowledge and confidence to excel and thrive as they pursue their ambitious goals.
FINANCIAL LITERACY: Provide understanding of the financial aid process, budgeting tools and awareness, debt-management skills, and informed investing.
LEADERSHIP: Impart Alexander Hamilton's legacy of principled character and commitment to public service in the face of adversity as the basis of true leadership.