Our goal is to provide our Scholars with mentorship and support through life’s transitions so that they, in turn, can make great contributions to our nation and our world.

Did you know that less than 10% of low-income students graduate from college, in contrast to 54% of their wealthier peers? Hamilton Scholars steps in to provide support and guidance to low-income students by helping them earn a college degree and build purpose-driven lives. 

Each year, we select 35 to 40 high school juniors nationally to join our program based on financial need, demonstrated academic excellence, commitment to service, and leadership potential. Through the Hamilton Leaders Academy, Scholars complete a rigorous 5-year program designed to provide them with practical tools for success in college and the post-college world.