Fall 2024 Torch Nominees: Please submit the CSS Profile as soon as possible, preferably no later than February 26. You must still complete the FAFSA, preferably by March 1. Failure to submit the CSS Profile by February 26 or the FAFSA by March 1 will result in your removal from the Torch candidate pool. Please visit your Application Status Check to learn if you have any outstanding documents.

Torch Has the Power to Change Lives

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 Has the Power to Change Lives

Torch is dedicated to identifying and supporting talented first-generation college students.

Meet Our Scholars  

Our scholars possess the ability and will to succeed-Torch transforms them into leaders by empowering them to put those qualities into action.

Nominate a Student

Know someone who may be a good fit for the program? Learn about our nomination process. 

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