South Central Scholars and Noonan Scholars have merged to form SCS Noonan Scholars! To learn more, please read:
A Memo from our CEO

We Believe

Our nation’s highest achieving low-income students of color are struggling as they transition from high school to college. These are often first generation students who have overcome significant challenges and excelled through their own grit and resiliency. These scholars are in the best position to have meaningful careers as  leaders in the most prominent business and civic institutions across the country.

Yet for many, that will not happen.

SCS Noonan Scholars makes the difference

80%

ATTEND

selective colleges

Less than 1 in 2 low-income students of color attend a college that is as selective as one they could get into. 80% of our Scholars go to selective colleges.

80%

ATTEND

selective colleges

Less than 1 in 2 low-income students of color attend a college that is as selective as one they could get into. 80% of our Scholars go to selective colleges.

72%

PERSIST

in STEM majors

Less than 1 in 4 low-income students of color who want to major in STEM or other rigorous majors are able to graduate in that major. Our Scholars are 3x more likely to do so.

72%

PERSIST

in STEM majors

Less than 1 in 4 low-income students of color who want to major in STEM or other rigorous majors are able to graduate in that major. Our Scholars are 3x more likely to do so.

90%

GRADUATE

from college

Only 4 out of 5 low-income students of color who go to selective colleges graduate within 6 years. 90% of our Scholars will graduate.

90%

GRADUATE

from college

Only 4 out of 5 low-income students of color who go to selective colleges graduate within 6 years. 90% of our Scholars will graduate.

The numbers tell only part of the story. Listen to the past participants in the South Central and Noonan Scholars programs speak of their experiences with our program:

The SCS Noonan Scholars Program

SCS Noonan Scholars’ mission is to enable high-achieving underrepresented students to graduate from top colleges equipped to achieve their full potential in their chosen career. This is accomplished through a holistic program of supports designed with specific goals in mind:

GOAL: More Students of Color from Low-Income Families Will Attend Top Colleges

Our comprehensive College Guidance and Test Preparation ensures our Scholars are applying to the right colleges with the right skill sets to excel in the major of their choice.

GOAL: More Students of Color from Low-Income Families Will Attend Top Colleges

Our comprehensive College Guidance and Test Preparation ensures our Scholars are applying to the right colleges with the right skill sets to excel in the major of their choice.

GOAL: Students Will Graduate with the Degree, Skills, and Experiences They Need

Our Scholars benefit from our Summer Academy, Case Management, Mentorship, Career Development, and our Internship and Job Network to prepare them to excel throughout college, into the workforce, and beyond

GOAL: Students Will Graduate with the Degree, Skills, and Experiences They Need

Our Scholars benefit from our Summer Academy, Case Management, Mentorship, Career Development, and our Internship and Job Network to prepare them to excel throughout college, into the workforce, and beyond