Since 1963, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) has made a lifetime of achievement possible for 10,000 talented young people from underserved and underrepresented communities. We run three separate programs.
SEO Scholars: Eliminating the Achievement Gap for Underserved Students
Our eight-year academic program prepares underserved public high school students for admission to the nation's most competitive colleges—and supports them through college graduation. 100% of SEO Scholars are accepted to four-year colleges and more than 90% graduate within 6 years (compared to 57% of all college students who graduate nationally). (www.seoscholars.org)
SEO Career: The Nation's Premier Internship Program for Underrepresented College Students
Our summer internship program has placed more than 7,000 undergraduate students in paid summer internships with our banking, corporate leadership, law, non-profit and private equity partners. In 2015 and 2016, more than 80% of SEO Career interns received full-time job offers at 60+ partner companies. (http://www.seo-usa.org/career/)
SEO Alternative Investments: Creating Diverse Opportunities
Our educational program provides exposure, training and mentoring opportunities to talented professionals traditionally underrepresented in the alternative investments sector. Our ten-month Fellowship program launched in 2009 with founding partners KKR and TPG Capital. We also host an annual Alternative Investments Conference. (http://www.seoaltinvestments.org/).