The CTY Scholars Program is no longer accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year.

The application will reopen in fall 2024 for 8th grade students.

The CTY Scholars Program is a four-year academic advising and college counseling program designed to close the opportunity gap among our nation’s brightest students. Students are accepted into the program in 8th grade and come from historically underrepresented populations in higher education. CTY Scholars receive the guidance of a dedicated academic advisor, access to one advanced CTY course, and wrap-around services, and they complete the program ready to be admitted to and succeed at selective colleges and universities throughout the United States.

CTY Scholars core program elements include:
  • Personalized academic advising in grades 9 to 12 (virtual)
  • Group college counseling workshops (virtual)
  • Annual leadership conference in Baltimore, MD (in-person)
  • One-on-One SAT/ACT preparation (virtual)
  • Scholarship for one CTY in-person program or online course during the summer before 9th grade
  • Subscription to Naviance, a college and career readiness platform
Students in the CTY Scholars Program are expected to meet the following expectations throughout high school:
  • Meet (virtually) with their educational advisor
  • Earn high grades (A's and B's)
  • Challenge themselves with rigorous coursework
  • Participate in extracurricular activities
  • Effectively and consistently respond to communication from their advisor
To be eligible for the CTY Scholars Program, students must:

*Family size and cost of living are considered.

Students are evaluated for the program based on the following:
  • Completed application
  • End-of-year 7th-grade transcript
  • Most recent 8th-grade report card
  • Student and parent/guardian short answer questions
  • Income eligibility
  • Student and parent/guardian interviews
  • Two recommendations:
    • One teacher recommendation
    • One school counselor (or additional teacher) recommendation

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