Torch Highlights

Olga, Torch 8

Olga, Torch Class 8, is featured in the Spring 2014 edition of Lumina Foundation Focus Magazine. The article highlights the importance of mentors for first generation, low income, high and low achieving students. Read more here.

Sara Harris

Torch class 3 Alum, Sara Harris, speaks to Northeastern Magazine about how boxing has kept her healthy physically, emotionally and mentally. Read more here

Abdul Hafiz

Abdul becomes one of six undergraduates in the country to be named as a Board of Directors for his fraternity. Read more about his election.

Diane Ortiz

CEP Scholar Q&A With Diane Ortiz, Class of 2016. Diane is a Business Major with a Marketing Concentration and recipient of Torch Scholarship. Read full story here.

Scholar Retreat

On September 15, 2012, about 30 Torch scholars and alums went to Thompson Island on the Boston Harbor Islands for a weekend retreat. Read the full story here.

Torch 1

The first class of Torch Scholars has graduated, and they have blazed and impressive path. Read the full story here.


What happens when a group of friends dream big? For Torch Scholars Glenny Reynoso, Odalis Polanco, Simona Vareikaite, and Unice Karmue, that dream is a reality now called DRYVE, Distributing Resources to Youth and Volunteer Efforts...more


Over 70 Scholars in Torch, BPHS (Boston Public High Schools) and BHA (Boston Housing Authority)Scholarship Programs served Boston neighborhoods as part of Northeastern’s annual Fall Service Day in October 2009...more

BPHS Scholars

Torch and BPHS Scholars traveled to Roxbury’s Timilty Middle School to present a college motivation panel to middle schoolers in the A.V.I.D. college awareness program...more


With two Northeastern Professors and a class of twenty students, Unice Karmue (Torch Class 3) spent eight weeks studying and living on campus at Cape Coast University in Ghana...more


Torch 4 Scholars come from Boston, Chicago, New York City, Rochester, NY, and Chelsea, MA, and three scholars moved to the United States from their home countries of Bangladesh, China, and Bosnia..more