Student Membership

The Ventures Scholars Program invites high achieving underrepresented students and first-generation college-bound students (Ventures Scholars) interested in math- and science-based careers to use our free services.

  • Ventures Scholars communicate with and receive information from the Ventures Scholars Program Consortium, a membership of over 200 undergraduate institutions, professional schools, graduate schools, professional associations and organizations nationwide.
  • Ventures Scholars can use a variety of information tools to access resources and information about math- and science career pathways.
  • Ventures Scholars can utilize e-communication tools to share information with other high school and undergraduate Ventures Scholars across the country.

High School Membership
Ventures Scholars are initially targeted in high school and invited to join the Ventures Scholars Program. If a student has not received an invitation but meets the requirements, the student can complete an application and send it to the Ventures Scholars Program.

  • Students must meet test score requirements on either the PSAT, PLAN, SAT or ACT.

    • PSAT: Sophomores must score at least a 47 on the math and critical reading sections. Juniors must score at least a 50 on the math and critical reading sections.
    • PLAN: Students must score at least an 18 for the composite score with a minimum score of 16 on each section.
    • SAT: Students must score at least a 550 on the math and critical reading sections.
    • ACT: Students must score at least a 19 on each section.
  • Students need to maintain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average.

  • Students need to express an interest in a math- or science-based career.

When students are invited to join the Ventures Scholars Program, they are provided with a username and password and are asked to complete an on-line registration form.  This form provides us with important information about Ventures Scholars. Information is shared with our consortium members so they can link Ventures Scholars to resources and opportunities.

The Ventures Scholars Program respects the Ventures Scholars' right to privacy and recognizes our obligation to keep information secure and confidential. This information is shared only with member institutions and associations.

Undergraduate Membership
When Ventures Scholars graduate from high school, they are invited to continue free membership and receive important information about resources and opportunities at the undergraduate level. The Ventures Scholars Program encourages Ventures Scholars to pursue graduate or professional school.

The Ventures Scholars Program requests that Ventures Scholars continue to maintain a 3.0 grade point average or better and express an interest in a math- or science-based career.

Registering at the Undergraduate Level
Undergraduate students are invited to register with the Ventures Scholars Program. If students meet the requirements for joining the Ventures Scholars Program, they are invited to submit an application. Once the application is approved, the student will be asked to complete an on-line registration form and can utilize the services of the Ventures Scholars Program.

This year, over 12,000 high school Ventures Scholars and over 2,600 undergraduate Ventures Scholars are utilizing the services of the Ventures Scholars Program.

 

 

 
courtesy of Rochester Institute of Technology
   
“It is an honor to be a part of the Ventures Scholars Program. As a Ventures Scholar, I have been linked to many colleges and universities that have acknowledged my academic achievements and have provided invaluable information and assistance.”
— A Ventures Scholar

 

 
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