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