The Torch Scholars Program is a bold and innovative initiative that provides students with the opportunity to explore their passions and expand their global horizons. Unparalleled in its support for first-generation students from diverse backgrounds, Torch is much more than a scholarship; it’s a model for access, retention, and achievement.



Torch Scholars are game-changers; they demand more of themselves and rise above tough situations to excel as leaders.

- Dr. Philomena V. Mantella, former Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Lifelong Learning Network