ISC’s Urban Scholars program provides Micro-Scholarships to academically promising young men and women in the US to help them complete their college degrees and mentoring to inspire them to assume leadership roles in their communities. These micro-scholarships of $500 to $1500 are paid directly to the colleges that ISC’s urban scholars are enrolled in and our mentoring efforts provide students with access to business, nonprofit and government leaders.

Many of our urban scholars start their college careers at a serious financial disadvantage as more than 60% come from families with annual incomes less than $30,000. And most continue to be challenged to meet their financial obligations semester after semester.