Each year, nearly 400 nominees from across the United States vie for 13 Torch Scholarships.
Torch looks to school counselors, teachers, mentors, clergy, and community
workers to find deserving Torch Scholars.
Torch Nominators are non-family members—adults and professionals in or out of the school setting who know the student on a personal level. Nominators should be prepared to answer questions about the candidate’s family obligations, motivation, and emotional readiness for college. Please take a moment to think about the promising young people in your life who might benefit from the Torch Scholars Program. You may nominate more than one student in the same academic year.
We’re glad that you are considering nominating a student for Torch. You can nominate a student here. The deadline for nominations is January 1.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
What to know more? Check out some of our virtual events!
Past Virtual Events
The Torch Scholarship Program provides hard-working and accomplished first-generation college students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents from low-income backgrounds with a full scholarship to Northeastern and the support to excel. In this virtual event for prospective students, college counselors, and community-based organizations, find out who would make a good applicant to this program, what’s important in our selection process, and how you or your students can be considered for this opportunity.