South Central Scholars is a group of volunteers, all educated professionals who work with disadvantaged, highly motivated, inner city high school students to help them be successful in college and graduate school. Through education, mentorship and our jobs program, the students of South Central Scholars develop their full potential and become future leaders, both within SCS and in the broader community.
SCS was founded in 2001 to support one student matriculating at the University of California, Berkeley. The next year, we grew to support 32 students. Today, approximately 1,019 students are either in our program currently or recent college graduates, including 425 graduated scholars and over 120 freshmen students in the high school class of 2013.
To date, SCS has distributed close to $4 million in scholarships!
RISE: The New SCS Career Development Tool
RISE is the new SCS professional development online portal for current scholars and alumni. It includes featues such as: a resume builder, job and internship listings, mock interview practice videos, and help finding a mentor. Still need to make your account? Please click here.
Update on Scholar Successes!
To see the latest update on what our alumni and current scholars are up to, please click on the link below.
Congratulations to Dr. James & Mrs. Patricia London!
Dr. James London and Mrs. Patricia London were honored by the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles at the 42nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Brotherhood Breakfast on January 18, 2013. The Londons received the YMCA Brotherhood Award for their work with South Central Scholars. To read more about the awards, click on either of the links below.
USC-SCS Summer Academy
The USC-SCS Summer Academy has just wrapped up seven great weeks of instruction. Please come back for more information on the 2015 application process in January.
South Central Scholars is in the spotlight!
Congratulations to South Central Scholars for its recent highlights in the media!
Dr. & Mrs. London are honored on January 18th, along with LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, at the 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Brotherhood Breakfast.
Thank you to Los Angeles Social Venture Partners for the opportunity to apply, participate, and compete. Watch the video of the pitch!
Thank you to Doug Jardine and his group for doing a remarkable job of capturing the essence of South Central Scholars!