About the Program

Summer Enrichment At Dartmouth (SEAD) is an educational access and equity program through Dartmouth’s Center for Social Impact.  SEAD operates on a 4-year cohort model and supports high schools (and SEAD scholars within those schools) for the duration of that timeframe. 

Over those four years, SEAD pairs dedicated Dartmouth students and a curriculum based on educational equity with high-potential, low-income high school students (known as SEAD scholars). 

In addition to ongoing support and mentoring from Dartmouth students throughout the school year, the SEAD scholars participate in immersion experiences where they take classes taught by professional educators, explore a multitude of collegiate activities, learn the skills necessary to navigate college—many for the first time in their family—and develop deep relationships with the Dartmouth community.

SEAD Partner Schools

Dartmouth’s SEAD program is looking for new partner high schools in New Hampshire and Vermont!

How it Works

  • SEAD is for greater Upper Valley high schools* that serve high potential, low-income students who may be the first in their families to attend college.
  • Dartmouth will work with you (Principals, Guidance Counselors, etc.) to select a group of motivated and engaged student participants, “SEAD Scholars”, to join our 2019-2023 cohort.
  • SEAD will provide college access programming, immersion experiences on Dartmouth’s campus, and mentoring to students over four years—beginning when a student is a sophomore in high school and through their second year of post-secondary school.
  • Dartmouth’s SEAD is designed to empower and educate students to become college ready and to successfully graduate from the post-secondary educational institution that is right for them!

Interested? Apply Now!*

The application deadline to become a new partner school with Dartmouth is November 30, 2018.

You can apply directly here:

We encourage interested applicants to reach out to Caitlin Rosario Kelly, Program Manager for Educational Access and Equity and Director of SEAD: [email protected] or 603-646-9610.

*Ideal partner schools are located within 30 miles of Dartmouth College and serve low-income and/or first-generation high school students.