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EMERGE Scholars lead the way. In 2017, EMERGE Scholars were awarded $28M in scholarships.

EMERGE Scholars overcome the odds. Then they change them.

EMERGE Scholars are leaders who, by persisting in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, make room for those like them to follow. They are changing the face of selective colleges and universities. 90% of EMERGE scholars are involved in or leading campus organizations. 70% participate in research, study abroad programs, or prominent internships. 90% will be the first in their families to graduate from college. EMERGE Scholars are critical thinkers, problem solvers, community builders, and passionate advocates. Their impact is only beginning. To find out what a day in the life of a busy EMERGE Scholar is like, follow them on Snapchat @EMERGEScholars, where they showcase their campuses and give college advice to High School Fellows.

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Eliezer Merez

Northeastern University '21

Elizer is a first year at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a Media and Screen Studies major, with a focus on Film Production. He is involved in Northeastern’s photography club and Co-Captain for the Intramural Soccer Team “Husky Puppies”. He is the Newspaper photographer and Editorial Assistant for the Bulletin. In addition to his involvement on campus, Eliezer serves as a Campus Ambassador for the EMERGE Scholar Board, where his kind heart and eagerness to help make his a great leader. He values his family, his future, and friends. Eliezer's goals include obtaining a great coop job next year and  continuing to grow into a well-rounded person. 

April 15, 2018

Liana Wang Yale '20 calls for accountability for inclusion at selective colleges and universities.

October 27, 2017

Carlos Perrett Pitzer '18 Runs for HISD Board Trustee Position

September 07, 2017

Enrique & David Ramirez, Harvard '16, and Middlebury '17 discuss their apprehensions around DACA & DREAMers

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