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Emerging Scholars (ES) is an exciting, educational opportunity in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. ES was established in late 2002 by a consortium of seven independent schools serving the Washington, DC area. This group recognized that there are countless boys and girls in the metropolitan area who exhibit exceptional academic and leadership potential, but who lack the financial means to attend a school where they could fully develop their capabilities. ES was established to find such students, prepare them to succeed in independent schools, and help them earn admittance to, and scholarship support from, the appropriate school.

Emerging Scholars graduates display their certificates after completing 14 months of rigorous academic and leadership training. Graduates have been accepted into grade six at independent schools this fall where they will receive need-based financial aid. View

Check out ES in the Alexandria Gazette! "A Pathway to Success For Low Income Students"


  • To provide an academic and social enrichment program for a diverse group of high potential fourth grade students who, without financial assistance, could not consider an independent school education.
  • To successfully place these students in independent schools, and to continue to be a resource for students, their families and their schools throughout their academic years.
  • To develop the leadership potential of able young people from currently under-represented segments of society.


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