Each year, nearly 500 nominees from across the United States vie for 10 Torch Scholarships.

Torch looks to guidance counselors, teachers, mentors, clergy, and community
workers to find deserving Torch Scholars.

Torch Nominators are non-family members—adults and professionals in or out of the school setting who know the student on a personal 
level. Nominators should be prepared to answer questions about the candidate’s family obligations, motivation, and emotional readiness 
for college. Please take a moment to think about the promising young people in your life who might benefit from the Torch Scholars Program. You may nominate more than one student in the same academic year.


We’re glad that you are considering nominating a student for Torch. You can nominate a student here.

If you have any questions, please email torch@northeastern.edu.


If you would like to learn more, Jennifer Schoen, Director of the Torch Scholars Program, recently hosted a digital event about the nomination and selection process, as well as all things Torch. Watch here (please note, you will have to register in order to watch the recording).