Scholar Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply for the A Better Chance Program, scholars must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States who identify themselves as people of color and must currently be in grades 4 through 9. Students who are selected typically meet additional criteria including:

  • Perform at or above grade level in Mathematics and English
  • Have an overall academic average of B+ or better
  • Rank in the top ten percent of their class
  • Participate in extracurricular activities both within and outside of school
  • Demonstrate leadership potential either in school or in their communities
  • Receive good recommendations from their teachers

Scholar Application and Selection

Every January, the Radnor ABC Program receives applications from prospective scholars from the National A Better Chance organization. Our student selection committee carefully reviews these applications and invites students and their parents / guardians for a visit. This visit gives them the opportunity to see the Radnor ABC house, meet our staff, and visit Radnor High School before being asked to make a commitment to the program.

To apply to the Radnor ABC Program, you must plan in advance. Part one of the application is due the October prior to the start of the freshman school year. All prospective scholars must apply through the National A Better Chance organization. Please visit the National A Better Chance website to apply or to learn more about the process. Students or parents / guardians specifically interested in the Radnor A Better Chance program can also email the Radnor ABC Program for more information: