LEDA is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to identifying and developing the academic and leadership potential of exceptional public high school students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. These students are currently underrepresented in our nation’s top colleges, universities and ultimately, leadership sectors. LEDA believes that highly competitive colleges and universities are a nexus for …Read More
“Partnering with not-for-profit organizations such as LEDA is one of the best hopes for higher education. In a time when colleges compete ever more fiercely for a limited pool of admissible applicants from under-represented backgrounds, LEDA has significantly added to the pool.”Read More
- As of April 2012, 45% of Cohort 7 (27 Scholars) have gained admission to at least one Ivy League school/MIT/Stanford.
- For another consecutive year LEDA Scholars acceptances rates to our nation’s most selective colleges and universities have far surpassed schools’ overall acceptance rates.
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What LEDA Scholars are saying…
“Growing up on the Nez Perce Reservation in Lapwai, Idaho, left me unable to grasp an intellectual longing to be a part of a highly prestigious college. With the fear of losing nothing…” Read all >>>
The Application Process
The LEDA admissions process is a highly competitive but rewarding experience for students seeking opportunities to become leaders, and to excel at highly competitive colleges or universities. The admissions process consists of three parts. Click here to see our criteria >>>