100 Scholars head off to start college!

Please join us in giving them a HUGE two stomps and a clap!

Many will study here in Boston, with a few campuses welcoming particularly large cohorts of Steppingstone Scholars (five are heading to Tufts University, five to Boston College, five to Boston University, and 17 to UMass Boston). Scholars will also be studying at campuses around the country–and world!–with students as far away as Oregon and Ireland.

One Scholar–who’s heading to Williams College–first learned about her new school on Steppingstone’s Overnight College Tour. Two best friends–who met at Steppingstone in elementary school–will now be rooming together at Brown University.

Each of these students committed to their education from a young age.

They dedicated their summers and weekends to school. They balanced homework with volunteer positions, part-time jobs, and family responsibilities. They spent their free time attending college workshops, drafting essays, and discussing financial aid. And now, after years spent preparing for this moment, college is no longer an abstract goal.

Colleges welcoming Scholars include:

  • Albright College
  • Babson College
  • Bentley University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Connecticut College
  • Denison University
  • Dickinson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Fisher College
  • Framingham State University
  • Howard University
  • Lesley University
  • Lynchburg College
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Merrimack College
  • Nichols College
  • North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Penn State University- Altoona
  • Penn State University- University Park
  • Providence College
  • Quincy College
  • Saint John’s University
  • Salem State University
  • Simmons College
  • Syracuse University
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • Union College
  • University of Limerick
  • University of Albany
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Massachusetts – Boston
  • University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts – Lowell
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Wesleyan University
  • Wheaton College
  • Williams College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Worcester State University

As each Scholar settles in to their new school–choosing courses, buying books, meeting their classmates, and preparing for the challenging year ahead–the Steppingstone community will be there to support them.

Scholars, we are so proud of you and can’t wait to keep working together and see what you accomplish next!

Congratulations!