Our Scholars

A Better Chance is a national program that refers academically talented inner-city students to some of the nation’s finest independent and public schools. Since 1963, A Better Chance has been the preeminent resource for identifying, recruiting and developing leaders from within the nation’s most economically-disadvantaged neighborhoods. A Better Chance serves as a national clearinghouse for deserving students, and places them in boarding and day schools across the country, or in one of 23 public school programs including Wilton, Connecticut.

Founded in 1996, A Better Chance of Wilton has been transforming lives through educational opportunity. ABC Wilton provides deserving students with ‘a better chance’ by placing them in an environment that encourages academic excellence, improves their college acceptance chances, and lays the foundation for an improved future – for our scholars, our community and our country.

Through 2023, we have graduated 54 scholars who have gone on to study at the following colleges and universities:

American University (2) Fairfield University Providence College (2) Amherst College (3)
Harvard Business School Roger Williams University Bentley College Howard University (2)
Seton Hall University (2) Binghamton University (4) Lafayette College Tufts University
Boston College (3) Lehigh University University at Albany-SUNY Brown University
Middlebury College University of Connecticut Carnegie Mellon Mount Holyoke College
University of Notre Dame Columbia University New York University (2) Villanova University
Duke University Princeton University Wesleyan University Sun Yat-Sen University (China)
University of Miami (Ohio) Dickinson College Vaughn College University of New Hampshire
Franklin & Marshall College (2) George Washington University Temple University (2) St. John's University
Manhattanville College University of New Haven Stony Brook University University of Rhode Island
Trinity College

Meet Our Scholars


Class of 2024


Class of 2024


Class of 2025


Class of 2025


Class of 2027