The Eagle Foundation
The Eagle Foundation was founded in 1995 on the belief that we, as a community, must begin looking toward the future and deciding what role we will play in making this world a better place. They chose the symbol of the eagle because it is a powerful leader that soars on its own current and charts its own path. This is the vision Eagle holds for its scholars. They are motivated and successful young men and women who know what they want out of life and know the path they wish to take to make their dreams a reality. They vary in experience, background and vocation but they share a passion for the promises of life, the wish to help others, and the desire to express themselves fully and freely. They are the leaders of tomorrow.
In addition to the financial support, Eagle students are required to maintain monthly contact throughout their four years of college. This contact also serves as a form of social and emotional support. Before leaving for school each year, students list ten academic and ten personal goals they intend to accomplish. They then work with the Eagle program to ensure that they work toward fulfilling those goals. In addition, Eagle pairs each student with an upperclassmen as part of Eagle's Mentor Program. The mentor works to help the student get adjusted to campus life and academic concerns. Eagle scholars attend such impressive institutions as Harvard, UPenn, Northwestern, Univ. of Chicago, MIT, Duke, Yale, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and NYU.
- Currently be high school seniors living in metro NY, NJ or CT and within a two-hour driving time from the Eagle office in Greenwich, CT
- Have at least a 3.4 grade point average
- Have a combined math, verbal and writing SAT score of 1800 or above
- Have been publicly recognized by their school and community for their leadership skills (i.e.: president of the student government, captain of a team, president of the Honor Society, student leader for Safe Rides, president of the Red Cross, president of the Key Club, etc.)
- Must be attending a four-year college located in the United States
- Must require financial assistance in order to attend college
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