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Scholar Selection

All ABC Scholars undergo a rigorous admissions process to become a part of the program.

  • For information on how to begin the application process, please visit the National A Better Chance website.
  • First, teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, ABC Alumni, and other volunteers nationwide identify promising students and recommend that they look into the ABC program. These students demonstrate both academic talent and strong motivation to succeed.
  • Each candidate completes the application requirements of the national program, including multiple questionnaires and the SSAT or ISEE.
  • Madison ABC then selects the students who best match and might benefit from the educational, cultural, and social opportunities our program has to offer.
  • The top candidates are invited to come to Madison for a couple of days to interact with current ABC Scholars, our Resident Staff, and the Madison ABC Selection Committee, and to visit Daniel Hand High School.
  • The Selection Committee then makes the final decisions on which student or students are invited to participate in the Madison ABC Program.

From Our Alumni

Following my years at Madison ABC, I attended Villanova University where I earned a BS degree in Accounting. I currently reside in Queens in Jamaica Estates, NY and work as a CPA/Auditor with a public accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche. I strongly believe my foundation from Madison ABC helped serve as a catalyst for the success I have achieved as I have grown into the young man I am today.

~ Anik Choudhury
Madison ABC Alumni | DHHS ’02 | Villanova University ’06