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WHAT IS TORCH?

Since the age of nine, Mike made sure there was dinner on the table for his younger twin siblings. In Bangladesh, Maidul wanted to go to school but was afraid of being kidnapped by criminals if he left home. Raised by a single mother in Hyde Park, Shaun was the “man of the house” at an early age, working two jobs to help make ends meet while also getting good grades. Where Terina grew up, there were two options for high school kids like her—go to jail or get pregnant—and people who were supposed to be mentors said “you can’t go to college because….”

This is what Northeastern University’s Torch Scholars Program is all about— but it’s only part of the story. Today, Mike is the CEO and artist of his own metropolitan casual wear brand business, Annie Mulz. Maidul is on the Dean’s List, majoring in electrical engineering. Shaun has a dual major in finance and marketing and did co-ops at a software company and major financial services firm. Terina is studying sociology and has studied abroad in Italy.

These are just a few of the many Torch Scholar success stories.

“ Northeastern let me explore a world outside my own, a world full of different countries, cultures, social issues, and styles of thinking.” — Nadia Bordieri, San Diego, CA Psychology, College of Science, ‘11


America’s academic achievement gap is a persistent problem. In many ways, the issue is as prevalent today as it was in the 1960s. Northeastern’s Torch Scholars Program goes beyond closing this gap by transforming students with the potential for success into leaders with tangible success. Continuing Northeastern’s century-old commitment to educational opportunity, Torch is a bold and innovative initiative that provides students with the opportunity to explore their passions and expand their global horizons. The program’s nomination and holistic review process identifies bright students from across the country who have already succeeded against the odds, but who have not yet reached their full academic potential. Torch is dedicated to supporting these talented first-generation college students through an extensive full-scholarship program that includes: a comprehensive summer immersion program, intensive academic planning and assessments, in-depth peer and professional mentoring, and a wide array of social events that foster group identity and camaraderie. The program is simply unparalleled in its support for first-generation students from diverse backgrounds. Much more than a one-time scholarship, Torch is a comprehensive model for access, retention, and achievement. Torch Scholars have a drive to succeed—for their families and for themselves—and exhibit a universal commitment to giving back, completing 100 hours of service each academic year. Our scholars possess the ability and the will to succeed—Torch transforms them into leaders by empowering them to put those qualities into action.

Across the nation, less than 45% of first-generation college students graduate within five years. The five-year graduation rate for Torch Scholars is

80%

Torch has the power to change lives— Torch Scholars have the power to change the world. SCHOLARS PROGRAM


TYRENE’S

The curfew at the Abyssinian House homeless shelter was 7:00 p.m. sharp. The problem was sister Tania was in labor at the hospital and doctors said she’d deliver the baby around midnight. If Tyrene and her mother broke curfew, they could be kicked out of the shelter immediately, left on the streets on a miserably rainy night in Harlem with nowhere to go. At the hospital, before 7 o’clock, Tyrene and her mother held back their tears, said goodbye to Tania, and headed “home.” They met Tania’s beautiful baby girl bright and early the next morning, but Tyrene knew then and there that she needed to change her life. Being homeless wasn’t the worst of it. For as long as Tyrene could remember, her mother battled Hepatitis C, an illness that kept her from working. Tyrene was her constant caretaker and supporter. As a kid, Tyrene worked 13-hour days on weekends to help make ends meet. Times were tough—to say the least—but Tyrene persevered. “I consider myself incredibly lucky for many reasons. I’ve always had my mother by my side, no matter how ill she was, or how tough times were. She has served as my pillar in so many ways.” When Tyrene won a full scholarship to an all-girls Catholic high school in Manhattan, one of New York City’s best, she seized the opportunity. “I pursued my education wholeheartedly and constantly worked toward achieving my goals. Every day I came home from school, drowned myself in my books, and hoped for a better future.” That better future burned bright a few years later when Tyrene opened her Torch acceptance letter. “I believe I was nominated because of my determination to succeed as well as my commitment to civic engagement,” she says. In addition to caring for her mother, working a job, and maintaining the honor roll, Tyrene volunteered over 400 hours in one academic year. “My commitment to my community, my family, and my academics is what earned me the Torch Scholarship.” At Northeastern, Tyrene spread her wings. In Bali, Indonesia, on a Dialogue of Civilizations, Tyrene drafted a business proposal to create a community-based social venture that grants scholarships to students with special needs. She completed several co-ops at a financial consulting firm and still found time to volunteer as a tutor, teacher, and mentor to other students. Even before she graduated, Tyrene was offered a full-time job by the financial consulting firm where she worked. In the near future, she plans to get an MBA and is considering schools in the Ivy League. But in the meantime, Tyrene will serve as a client manager for TIM Group in London and New York.

Driven & Caring


“My experiences as a Torch scholar have inspired, motivated, and molded me into the woman I am today.�

TYRENE

ECONOMICS College of Social Sciences and Humanities | 2014 Hometown: New York, NY


BESA

Violence in the streets of her hometown kept 13-year-old and her brother home from school for six months. It just wasn’t safe to go outside. That’s when her mother and father decided it was time to leave. Settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the whole family focused on starting over in a new culture with new customs and a new language. It wasn’t easy. Besa knew she’d have to work twice as hard as other kids to get good grades and get ahead. For inspiration, all she had to do was look to her mother and father. “Seeing my parents, in their late forties, uproot their lives and leave behind everything they’d known just so their kids could have better opportunities showed me that I had absolutely no choice but to strive for a better life.” Education was clearly a family priority. Besa’s Albanian parents pursued educational opportunities in the U.S.— her mother to become a phlebotomist, her father to get certified as an accountant. At first Besa struggled in school, but before long she was getting straight A’s. In 10th grade, she won a spot at the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science. She always dreamed of going to a good college. Northeastern was just one mile from her high school, but somehow it seemed so far out of reach. Then came the Torch Scholars Program. “Torch looks beyond the numbers, investing the time and effort to consider someone’s background, experiences, abilities, and potential,” says Besa. “The fact that they look at the whole package and recognize the desire in someone wanting to change their future is what makes me a very proud Torch Ambassador.” Northeastern was a challenge for Besa. Staying focused and managing her time were difficult at first, but Torch advisers and fellow Torch Scholars kept her on track. Eventually, Besa made it on the Dean’s List and surprised even herself. “Northeastern allowed me to grow and achieve many of my dreams and goals beyond what I thought was possible. I learned from great professors, did three different co-ops, and traveled to Italy and Japan. Torch gave me a different perspective on the world and clarity on what I wanted for my future.” Today, Besa is a customer finance associate at Gorton’s Seafood in Gloucester, Massachusetts. An MBA degree is in her future. In fact, she’s already studying for the GMAT. Now that she’s changed her life, she wants to help change the lives of others. “What ultimately motivates me is knowing that I’m making an impact, whether it’s at work, in my family, or on the people I come in contact with.”

Dedicated & Motivated


“I admire Torch, but not just because it gave me a scholarship. I actually believe in the program and what it’s trying to achieve. I admire the Torch mission.”

BESA

MARKETING D’Amore-McKim School of Business | 2011 Hometown: Dorchester, Massachusetts


MONY always thought he’d go to medical school—but growing up in unstable Cambodia, he was never

sure how he’d get there. Then, when he was 12, Mony’s family left their home country for the United States. It was very exciting, but not without challenges. In Lowell, Mony had to learn to navigate gangs and community violence. Living in a foreign land where he didn’t understand the language or the culture, his dream of a college degree seemed to be slipping away. But Mony didn’t give up. Realizing his parents needed him, he worked hard to improve his English, reading every book he could get his hands on. As his grasp of the language improved at school, he took on more and more responsibilities at home. As the oldest child, Mony often translated for his parents, who could not find work in America. “I think those experiences motivated and shaped me to be who I am today,” he says. Finally, opportunity came his way. “Torch was a life-changing experience for me. It made me stronger, more professional, and opened the door to more opportunity than I could possibly ask for.” It was Mony’s Torch mentor who helped him discover his true passion—biotechology. As a freshman, Mony was the first Torch Scholar to participate in undergraduate research at Northeastern. He worked in three different labs and published two academic posters, one of which he presented in Washington, D.C. Suddenly, Mony realized he didn’t have to go to medical school to make an impact on people’s lives. He did co-ops at EMD Serono and Genzyme, and loved every minute. Now studying biomedical engineering in a doctoral program at UMass-Lowell, he’s excited again about what the future holds. “Northeastern not only gave me a great education, but also shaped me to be ready for the real world. I see myself doing a lot of things in the future, but the one thing I really want to do is work in biotechnology. As a doctor, you can cure one person; in biotech you can create a drug that saves thousands and thousands of people.”

Inquisitive & Inspired


“In Torch, we are all very diverse. But what we share is the motivation to be better and the persistence to never give up, even when life is hard on us.�

MONY

BIOCHEMISTRY (Minor: Business Administration) College of Science | 2012 Hometown: Lowell, Massachusetts


DAJEÉ

As a child, moved around a lot. Sometimes she lived with her mother, other times with her grandparents. Before high school, she attended about 20 different schools. This might trouble most kids, but not Dajeé. She never fell behind on her schoolwork. “My mom was really strict,” she recalls. “As a kid it was drilled into me that I had to go to college. The fact that I’m halfway through my education overwhelms me with joy and gratitude.” Dajeé’s shortest stint at any one school was two days; her longest was three years. At Northeastern, she’s ready to break that record. “My biggest motivation is my family and knowing that I’m paving the way for future generations to continue on to college,” she says. Dajeé is a leader who leads by example. In high school, at the Sports & Medical Sciences Academy, she was heavily involved in community service. She volunteered with United for Change and completed several internships. At Northeastern, she’s a member of Black Engineering Student Society, helps elementary school kids learn about science at the Center for STEM Education, and has worked with U.S. Navy helicopters as an electrical process engineer on co-op at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut. Most recently, she studied abroad at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. Dajeé is enjoying college, but it’s not always easy juggling all her new endeavors. “Sometimes I’ve struggled with adjusting to courses and feeling completely overwhelmed,” Dajeé admits. “Thanks to Torch, I was never alone in my struggles. I always had the support of the Torch staff and my fellow Torch 6 classmates.” Dajeé is proud to be a role model in her family. She’s not sure what she wants to do in the future but, for now, she’s enjoying all the new experiences Northeastern offers. One thing she knows for sure is that she’s not used to sitting still for very long. Thanks to Torch, whatever comes next, Dajeé is ready to shine.

Dignified & Determined


“Thanks to Torch, I’m constantly telling the children in my family about college and what you can do once you’re there.”

DAJEÉ

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (Minor: Art & Design) College of Engineering | 2016 Hometown: East Hartford, Connecticut


OCTAVE’S parents died while he was in middle school in his native Uganda. To earn money for food

and school fees, he ran errands, babysat, harvested crops, and trekked two miles to fetch water for people in his village, where there was no running water. And still, there were days when he and his brother went without enough to eat. When he turned 13, Octave and his brother were adopted and moved to the United States. His new family already had four children, so resources were scarce, but nothing like what Octave faced in Uganda. His new parents both worked overtime to support the family. Octave did his part by caring for the younger children, while also staying focused in school. In 10th grade at Lynn English High School, he enrolled in honors courses. By 12th grade, he was taking AP classes and achieved a near perfect academic record. He graduated in the top 5 percent of his class. Octave is a first-generation American who knows what it’s like to face overwhelming hardship. “The basic necessities of life, such as food and clothes, were hard to come by in Uganda,” he recalls. “An opportunity to obtain a college education for a person of my background is rare, but my experiences have helped me become more resilient to life’s challenges.” Octave has always cared for others. In high school he helped feed the homeless, visited residents in healthcare facilities, and led a project to collect goods for Haitian earthquake survivors. His Torch experience has only strengthened his belief in collective responsibility. “As an individual, I know that I have an obligation to use this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those without adequate resources who strive to better their own lives and communities.” As a health science major, Octave’s vision for the future is to work to improve and expand access to health care. In working towards this goal, he completed his first co-op as a patient care technician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “I’m interested in health care because I love helping people,” he says. “I also think the fact that I grew up in Uganda attracted me to this field. The people in my village barely had any access to health care. For me, this is a good way to make a living while also improving the lives of those in need.”

Humble & Resilient


“I almost don’t want to think about where I would be without Torch.”

OCTAVE

HEALTH SCIENCE Bouvé College of Health Sciences | 2016 Hometown: Lynn, Massachusetts


SIMONA left one crime-ridden community for another in the Bronx, New York. At a young age, she had

to learn how to overcome obstacles others never encounter. In elementary school, Simona helped her parents pay the rent with money she made cleaning offices. But the draw of the streets was hard to resist. Nearly kicked out of middle school for truancy, Simona could have ended up like many kids in her neighborhood—in jail, on drugs, and without hope for the future. Somehow she found the strength to choose a different path. “My family believes that only hard work, not hand-outs, is the way of life. Even when we had nothing, they wanted us to understand that we had everything. Where we lived, all we had to do was look around to see there were people worse off than us. That mindset made me a fighter.” When Simona was a Torch scholar, that work ethic came in handy. On the Dean’s List every semester, she balanced three part-time jobs, volunteered in the community, and mentored other Torch students. “Although it was a struggle,” she says, “the strong support from faculty and fellow ‘Torchies’ kept me going.” Torch was more than just a scholarship for Simona, it was a home away from home—where she had opportunities, one-on-one guidance, and people who believed in her and pushed her. Simona flourished. She did co-ops at the Criminal History Systems Board and at the Cambridge Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit. She even studied abroad at Bond University in Australia. “This is what made me who I am today,” she says. “When you don’t have as much growing up, you want more, but you don’t want to be given things. You want to achieve them yourself.” So far, Simona has achieved quite a bit on her own. Right now, she works for Jeter’s Leaders, a youth leadership, social-change program founded by the captain of the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter. The opportunity to work directly with at-risk youth is preparing her for her ultimate goal—to become a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent for the U.S. federal government. “If it wasn’t for Northeastern, I don’t know if I could even dream of working for the DEA. I have a lot to be thankful for. That’s why I feel like I have so much to give.” Simona’s parents came to America to give their children a better life. Because of Torch, Simona is a proud first-generation college graduate who has a bright future. “Because of Torch,” she says, “I made my family’s dreams come true.”

Tenacious & Hardworking


“Without Torch, I would be just another statistic somewhere in the Bronx. With Torch, I am somebody.”

SIMONA

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (Minor: Sociology) College of Social Sciences and Humanities | 2012 Hometown: Bronx, New York


BRETT’S hometown is a rural community in Virginia nestled at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. In

his small high school, he quickly earned a reputation as a leader. Brett was in the National Honor Society and student council, became captain of the soccer, cross country, and indoor track teams, and worked three jobs outside of school. At home, he helped care for two younger siblings. “I stayed extremely busy,” he recalls. “My father always told me that age means nothing, but actions say everything.” Brett took this advice to heart when he asked his high school guidance counselor to help him apply to the Torch Scholars Program. The son of a factory supervisor and a childcare center instructor, Brett was the first in his family to apply to college. “I knew that there would be no money or knowledge of the college process from my family,” he says, “and that I was going to have to learn on my own, and quickly.” Brett did just that. He wasn’t afraid of the academic challenges he’d face at Northeastern. What kept him, and his parents, up at night was his pending move to a metropolitan city so different from home. “Moving to the big city of Boston was a major change that I wasn’t sure I was entirely ready for,” Brett admits. But his fears were put to rest as soon he got to campus that first summer. “All of the scholars were so diverse. And we were all from different parts of the country, so we were all in the same boat. Knowing that we were all feeling the same way, going to a new place so foreign to us all, helped me a lot. It taught me that no matter how diverse people might be, they can always find common ground.” Today, Brett is comfortably settled in Boston and making the most of his Northeastern experience. He’s traveled to Brazil for a Dialogue of Civilizations and works in University Athletics. As an architecture major, Brett is eager to use his new skills to give back to those in need. By re-instating Northeastern’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Brett hopes to make a difference. “Northeastern is truly helping me with this goal through education, traveling, and extracurricular activities. And I am accomplishing something my family and I have only dreamed about—getting a college degree.”

Competent & Respected


“So far, Torch has lived up to everything I was expecting, giving me unbelievable opportunities and the education of a lifetime.�

BRETT

ARCHITECTURE College of Arts, Media and Design | 2018 Hometown: Ruckersville, Virginia


WHAT IS TORCH TORCH? SCHOLARS ARE 15+ GLOBAL CITIZENS 51%

Number of countries where Torch Scholars have traveled for study and service.

of Torch Scholars speak a language other than English.


International Opportunities Torch Scholars expand their view of the world by traveling for study and service as part of Northeastern’s Study Abroad Programs and Dialogues of Civilizations.

Across the nation, less than 45% of first-generation college students graduate within five years. The five-year graduation rate for Torch Scholars is

80%

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TORCH SCHOLARS ARE LEADERS

90%

of Torch Scholars participate in at least two co-ops, giving them 12+ months of full-time work experience.

27,000 Number of service hours completed by Torch Scholars by June 2014.


Co-op and Employment Torch Scholars have worked in a wide variety

Co-op Locations*

Employment Locations Upon Graduation*

of co-op positions and have gone on to

Beth Israel Hospital Boston, MA BWW Law Group Bethesda, MD Booker Software New York, NY City of Acton Acton, MA secure top-level employment upon graduation. Cambridge Department of Public Works Cambridge, MA City Year Boston, MA Cambridge Police Department Cambridge, MA Deloitte Boston, MA Transformed through co-op, Torch Scholars Children’s Hospital Boston, MA DHL Miami, FL emerge as leaders. City of Boston (Mayor’s Office) Boston, MA Fulbright Scholarship Liberia, Africa Deloitte Boston, MA Gorton’s Seafood Gloucester, MA Draper Labs Cambridge, MA Green Youth Farm Chicago, IL Eze Software Group Boston, MA IDG TechNetwork New York, NY Gilbane Building Company Boston, MA Interise Boston, MA Italian Home for Children Jamaica Plain, MA Jet Blue Boston, MA Jacobs Engineering Group Boston, MA Jeter’s Leaders New York, NY John Hancock Boston, MA Randolph Schools Randolph, MA Liberty Mutual Boston, MA Sandbox Suites San Francisco, CA MA Division of Insurance Boston, MA South End Community Health Center Boston, MA MA Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation Boston, MA Teach for America Washington DC NASA Ames Academy for Space Exploration Mountainview, CA TIM Group New York, NY Northeastern University Business Service Office Boston, MA TJX Framingham, MA (international headquarters) Oregon School-Based Health Alliance Portland, OR Wells Fargo Miami, FL Pine Street Inn Boston, MA Willis Insurance Boston, MA Reebok International Canton, MA Wistia Somerville, MA Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Stratford, CT TIM Group New York, NY Todd & Weld LLP Boston, MA *These are a partial representation of students’ Wayfair Boston, MA co-op and employment locations. Vistacom Lima, Peru

“ The keyword for me when I think about Torch is transformation. I look back at the person I was as a freshman and can’t help but be startled. I’ve grown so much as a student, professional, and person that it truly amazes me.” — Shaun Hamilton, Hyde Park, MA Finance/Marketing, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, ‘14


DO YOU KNOW A TORCH STUDENT? Torch looks to you—guidance counselors, teachers, mentors, clergy, and community workers—to find deserving Torch Scholars. Torch Nominators are non-family member adults and professionals in or out of the school setting who know the student on a personal level. Nominators should be prepared to answer questions about the candidate’s family obligations, motivation, and emotional readiness for college. Please take a moment to think about the promising young people in your life who might benefit from the Torch Scholars Program. You may nominate more than one student in the same academic year.

Nominations are due by January 15. The Torch Scholarship covers all costs for a six-week Summer Immersion Program and awards a scholarship including full-tuition, room, board, books, and fees for eight semesters of undergraduate study. While at Northeastern, Torch Scholars have the same opportunities as all students at the university for international travel, co-ops, service learning, sports, activities, and student life.

“ Torch Scholars are game-changers; they demand more of themselves and rise above tough situations to excel as leaders.” — Dr. Philomena V. Mantella Senior Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Life


Torch Candidate Criteria Here’s what the Torch Scholars Committee looks for in potential Scholars. Torch Scholarship candidates:

> Have persevered despite difficult family situations, cultural barriers,

financial challenges, or educational environments. These challenges have kept them from reaching their full academic potential and from applying for admission to a highly selective school such as Northeastern.

> Show leadership through community, school, work, or service.

Torch nominees are “game changers” in their communities, working to make a difference.

> Have enrolled in college prep classes and would be successful

with the additional academic and personal support provided by the Torch Scholars Program, but have not yet demonstrated academic success at the level of their true potential.

> Represent a diversity of academic majors, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and geographic areas.

> Are first-generation college students whose parents/guardians do not have a U.S. undergraduate degree or equivalent.

> Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents from low-income households (and are likely to be Pell Grant eligible). 


What GPA do students need to apply? Torch does not require a specific GPA. While prospective Torch Scholars might not have a grade record that indicates their full academic potential, they have been preparing for college by taking a challenging academic course load. We know they’re ready for a college education. We look at applicants holistically, going beyond the numbers to determine their talent and potential for college success at Northeastern.

TORCH DIVERSITY African-American, African, 35% Black, Carribean, Cape Verdean, etc.

30% Latino/Hispanic 5%

Multi-racial

14%

Asian

16% Caucasian


HOW DOES TORCH WORK? 500 1. Candidate and Support Figure Interview Each year, nearly

Selection Process Here’s how it works:

nominees from across the United States vie for 10 Torch Scholarships.

Each year, the Torch Scholars Committee selects 50 finalists to come interview on Northeastern’s

Boston campus in March. Torch Interview Day is six hours long and includes an individual interview,

2. Motivation and Personal Value Statements 3. Non-Cognitive Assessment group interview, and support figure interview.

Each Torch finalist must submit three essays about his or her motivation and personal value system.

The assessment we use provides a systematic review of emotional, interpersonal, experiential,

attitudinal, and motivational styles. Finalists also participate in a math assessment and simulated lectures. These provide us with yet another way of measuring fit for Torch and Northeastern beyond the standard admission measurements.


Summer Immersion Once accepted, all incoming Torch Scholars participate in a six-week summer bridge-tocollege program on Northeastern’s Boston campus. Summer Immersion is a hallmark of the Torch Scholars Program—an opportunity for students to prepare for the rigors of college academics and form a supportive network. By the end of the summer, students complete three academic courses (math, writing, and college skills). And, just as importantly, students improve their communication skills, learn about academic accountability, become accustomed to life on campus, and make lasting friendships that will sustain them throughout their time at Northeastern.

The Torch Community The bonds forged in each Torch class are strong. Working as a team, students are fueled by group responsibility. Torch Scholars and alumni meet regularly to build networks, learn from one another, and participate in student development workshops. Beginning with Summer Immersion, Northeastern staff, faculty, and alumni mentor and support Torch Scholars. In Torch, no one falls through the cracks.

Community Learning and Individual Progress All Torch students take part in twice-weekly peer tutoring in a designated study space. They also regularly meet one-on-one with their Scholarship Academic Adviser to work on self-advocacy, communication, study habits, and goal setting. Torch advisers help each student build and monitor a Time-to-Degree Plan to ensure that he or she makes sufficient academic progress and graduates on time.

“ Northeastern has helped shape me to become a more aware, independent, prepared, and confident citizen.” — Joe Bordieri, Foxborough, MA Human Services, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, ‘11


How do I nominate a student for Torch? 
 Complete a Nomination Form online by January 15 at northeastern.edu/torch. Please help the Torch Scholars Committee view your nominees as individuals by providing a frank and detailed assessment of their strengths and needs. This information will be treated confidentially and used only for the purposes of evaluating the applicant’s appropriateness for our program and Northeastern. You may nominate one or more students for the program.

As a student, how do I apply to Torch? Nomination Form Ask a guidance counselor, teacher, mentor, clergy member, or community worker who knows you well to complete an official nomination form online by January 15 at northeastern.edu/torch.

Application for Admission Complete Northeastern’s application and submit it online by the university deadline.

Essay The essay you write for Northeastern’s application is the same essay the Torch Scholars Committee uses to consider your potential as a Torch Scholar. There is no extra essay requirement unless you are invited to interview for the scholarship. Please be honest and show your real character through your writing.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS Profile Complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile and submit these forms to Northeastern University by February 1.

What if I have questions or need help with the nomination process? We’re here to help at any point in the application process. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Schoen, Director of Opportunity Scholarship and Outreach Programs, at 617.373.7705 or torch@neu.edu.


To learn more about the Torch Scholars Program, visit northeastern.edu/torch or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TorchScholarsProgram.

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