The Ventures Scholars Program
is a national nonprofit membership program designed
to promote access to higher education for young adults
interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers.
Scholars Program targets high achieving underrepresented*
students and first-generation college-bound* students
and invites them to join the Ventures Scholars Program.
As Ventures Scholars, they are provided
with the academic recognition, information, and resources
needed to successfully reach their career goals. This
is accomplished, in part, through the collaborative
relationship formed by the Ventures Scholars Program
with a nationwide
consortium of undergraduate colleges and universities,
professional schools, graduate schools, professional
associations, and organizations. Member institutions
and associations are provided with opportunities to
recruit, enroll, and prepare participating Ventures
Scholars for undergraduate and graduate studies, and
ultimately careers in these professions.
are also provided with a variety of informative resources
to help them learn about the college and career planning
are invited to utilize the Ventures Scholars Program
services at the high school and undergraduate levels.
here to view the high school Ventures Scholar demographics.
here to view the undergraduate Ventures Scholar
*A first-generation college-bound student
is a student whose parents/guardians had no education
beyond high school. Race and ethnicity are not factors.
*An underrpresented student is those
racial and ethnic populations African Americans/Blacks,
Hispanics/Latinos/as, American Indians/Native Americans
or Alaskan Natives) that are underrepresented in the
math and science professions relative to their numbers
in the general population.