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New Jersey SEEDS is looking for high-performing students who want a top-notch education from some of the nation's best independent schools, colleges and universities. 

Students enrolled in SEEDS have access to exceptional educational opportunities. All of our academic programs provide summer sessions and classes each Saturday during the academic year at no cost to you. We work with our scholars upon their graduation to place them into competitive independent schools and universities with substantial financial aid packages.

Interested students must:

  • Have strong academic skills
  • Live in New Jersey
  • Meet financial guidelines
  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Eligible students Are in 4th or 5th grades Are in 7th grade Are in high school
  Live in Newark, Orange, East Orange or Irvington

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Program that's right for you 

Young Scholars Program Scholars Program 

COMING SOON: A program for high school students in New Jersey. Submit an inquiry to receive more information about next steps in early 2015.

Program goals

The goal of the Young Scholars Program is
to enhance the educational opportunities of students in the Greater Newark area and assist them in gaining admission into competitive independent schools. 


The goal of the Scholars Program
is to develop the academic skills and knowledge of students and allow them to successfully enroll at competitive independent schools.

The goal is to change the lives of top-performing, low-income students by creating access to and graduation from selective colleges, supported by exceptional preparation, ongoing guidance and sufficient financial aid.

Program components 

The Young Scholars Program is a free fourteen-month academic program which includes:

*Two free five-week programs
over two summers 

*Free Saturday classes during
the school year

The Scholars Program is a free fourteen-month academic program which includes:

*Two free residential
summer sessions after 7th and 8th grade

*Free Saturday classes during the 8th grade school year

This free program will include academic coursework during the summer and on Saturdays. Additional academic programming to be announced.