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Check out the what our scholars, partners and team are up to!

Fall College Visits

Our scholars are taking their first fall college trip together to Pennsylvania! We will be visiting multiple schools all day Saturday with a wonderful lunch in Haverford, PA before heading back to Brooklyn, NY.

College Visits are a vital part of our program and allow students to see what they are aiming and working towards.

Learn more about college access


Fall Classes Begin

Our scholars are back in the swing with classes in Debate, Personal Finance, and College Seminar.

Our junior scholars begin the rigorous work of standardized test classes.

Learn more about our curriculum

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College Bootcamp Begins.

Gotham Scholars is proud to announce their FIRST EVER college bootcamp! For our rising seniors, we have piloted a new two-week program to support them with their college applications, college list creation, personal essay writing and informational sessions to get them prepare for campus life.

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Response to Affirmative Action Supreme Court Ruling

The Gotham Scholars community is deeply saddened by the Supreme Court's ruling to reject affirmative action in college admissions. This ruling not only undermines affirmative action but also undermines the progress we have made in advancing racial justice. It serves as a stark reminder that we still have a long journey ahead of us to achieve true equity in education. 

However, Gotham Scholars remains steadfast in our commitment to our mission of providing equitable access to higher education to FGLI and highly-motivated public high school students. We recognize that the ruling further highlights the need for organizations like ours to work tirelessly to address systemic barriers and empower marginalized communities. This ruling strengthens our resolve to support our students. 

Together, we will persist in our efforts to create a more just and equitable society where every individual has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

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Equity in Education

Thanks to a generous donor and advocate for equity in education, Varsha Mathur for organizing a wonderful fundraiser in her hometown Charlotte, NC. 


Interested in hosting a fundraiser? Email us!

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Interview with our Founder

The incredible team at sat down with our founder, Sheila Patel to learn more about what led her to creating Gotham Scholars.


Check out her interview and more trouble makers on at

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6.26.23 - 7.14.23
Summer Intensive

Our summer intensive is around the corner. Every summer, students take courses to broaden their knowledge and build intellectual curiosity.

Class offerings include:

Literary Analysis
Introduction to Debate
College Readiness
Social Media Marketing

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