LEDA (for Juniors)


What we do:

LEDA brings together a community of student leaders for a completely free seven-week residential program at Princeton University that includes academic preparation for college, leadership training, college guidance based on individual fit, SAT/ACT preparation, help with college applications and scholarships, and a chance to experience life on a college campus.

LEDA is for life. After the Summer Institute, the LEDA team continues to work with Scholars intensively on all aspects of their college applications and their transition to and through college. The LEDA community is a network that will continue to provide support and opportunities beyond college graduation.


Students who attend our program feel more prepared to apply to selective colleges, pursue competitive scholarships, and make a positive impact on their communities with their leadership skills. Our individualized college guidance support has helped enroll 87% of LEDA Scholars in an Ivy League or Most Competitive college supported by excellent financial aid and scholarships.

Who should apply?

LEDA is looking for juniors in high school who want to be challenged academically, have demonstrated a commitment to their studies, have the desire to be a leader in their families, schools, and communities, and embody LEDA’s core values of excellence, integrity, compassion, and community.

Applicants must be a junior attending a public high school in the U.S. graduating in 2023, a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have DACA Status, have an annual household income up to $90,000, and a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5.

The deadline to apply is December 14, 2021.

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