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Oliver Scholars

Oliver Scholars prepares high-achieving Black and Latino students from underserved New York City communities for success at top independent schools and prestigious colleges. Oliver Scholars provides crucial support for its scholars so they can realize their full potential and ultimately give back to the city, the nation, and the world.

Founded in 1984, Oliver Scholars is distinctive among access programs for its commitment to providing transition support for the whole family, developing students’ social-emotional skills, and instilling an ethos of giving back. The Oliver experience includes up to ten years of one-on-one support, after-school and summer coursework, and pre-career training.