Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)


William Goodloe


New York, NY, United States

Since 1963, Spon­sors for Edu­ca­tional Oppor­tu­nity (SEO) has made a life­time of achieve­ment pos­si­ble for 12,000 tal­ented young peo­ple from under­served and under­rep­re­sented communities.

We offer four distinct programs:

SEO Scholars is a free, eight-year, academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college–with a 90% college graduation rate. 100% of SEO Scholars are accepted to four-year colleges, with 85% being first-generation college graduates. More than 75% of current SEO Scholars are attending colleges and universities in a top-100 U.S. News & World reporting.

SEO Career is the nation’s premier professional development program, providing Black, Hispanic, and Native American undergrads with everything they need to land an internship: industry exposure, career guidance, interview skills, and intensive training. Approximately 80% of SEO Career interns receive full-time job offers from SEO Career partners before they graduate college. SEO Interns earn an average of $10,000 per summer. SEO Career partners with 80+ corporations and organizations offering summer internships

The SEO Law Fellowship is the only program of its kind, offering talented, incoming, underrepresented law school students the opportunity to receive a paid internship at a top law firm the summer before law school. The SEO Law Fellowship program has an impressive network of more than 1,600+ SEO Law alumni, who have gone on to work as Chief Legal Officers, U.S. District Attorneys, Deputy/Assistant Attorneys General, U.S. District Court Judges, and U.S. Cabinet/Congress Members. SEO Law partners with more than 41 law firms in 12 cities across the U.S.

The SEO Alternative Investments Fellowship Program (AIFP) educates, mentors, and provides access to first and second-year investment banking analysts traditionally underrepresented in the alternatives industry. In addition to the AIFP, SEO Alternative Investments also hosts the annual Alternative Investments Conference (AICON), which provides a day of educational panels and networking, increasing access and career development opportunities for professionals in the sector.