Scripps College Academy


The Scripps College Academy is a year-round college readiness program for high-achieving young women from the greater Los Angeles area. Over 90% of participants will be the first in their families to attend college. Through mentorship from Scripps College faculty and staff, participants develop the confidence and skills to be well-prepared college applicants, successful college students and professionals who create positive, lasting change.

Impact is measured by the students’ personal growth, academic success and enrollment in higher education. Following their experience, nine out of 10 participants say they were “better prepared” and “more confident” when applying to college. 

Participants are routinely admitted to top colleges and universities throughout the country. For the high school class of 2012, 100% enrolled in colleges and universities, including 95% in such 4-year institutions as Brown, Bates, Hamilton, Pomona, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Scripps.

Selected Awards:
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award
Presented by First Lady Michelle Obama,  2012


Scripps College

Scripps College Academy

Roberto Escobar


Scripps College
On October 20, 2010 the Scripps College Academy was presented with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program by First Lady Michele Obama. This is the nation's highest honor for out of schools arts and hummanities programs for youth.