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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 three of our academic programs provide summer enrichment 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 9th grade
  Live in Newark, Orange, East Orange or Irvington

Live in New Jersey

Will attend 10th grade at Orange High School or Trenton Central High School (Main or West Campuses)

Program that's right for you 

Young Scholars Program Scholars Program  College Preparatory Program
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 of CPP is to support students in their exploration of college life and to prepare them for admission to a competitive college or university.
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

CPP is a free three-year academic program which includes:

*Three free two-week residential summer programs at a prestigious college

*Free Saturday classes which include college readiness sessions, college visits, and academic programming

*Standardized test preparation

* Assistance with the college admission process and financial aid applications