Prospective ABC scholars are referred to the Clinton program by the National ABC Office in New York City, which selects candidates, evaluates their strengths, and works with them over an 18-month period to successfully navigate the application process. Prospective ABC scholars who are interested in the Clinton program should make that known to ensure their application is shared with the Clinton ABC Selection Committee.
Typically, once a prospective student is referred to the Clinton program by the ABC National Office, our Selection Committee then contacts students for a telephone or video interview to assess interest. An overnight visit to Clinton usually follows so that prospective students can meet the resident director, get acquainted with the current ABC scholars, participate in a half-day of classes at award-winning Clinton High School, and tour the area. Clinton ABC assumes all expenses for the visit.
To substantially increase the number of well-educated young men and women of color capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.
Board of Directors
The Clinton ABC Program is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of community educators, business leaders and other individuals who share the vision of preparing talented students of color for positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. Board members contribute time and energy to recruiting new scholars, raising funds to operate the program, ensuring a safe home environment, and providing general support, advocacy and care for the scholars during their four years in Clinton.