Who Can Apply


La Vida recruits high-achieving students who demonstrate strong academic performance and involvement with their school and their community. Our scholars know that getting into selective colleges and universities requires dedication, focus, commitment and hard work.

Students must meet the following criteria in order to qualify:

  • Must be in their ninth grade year
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Attend a Lynn high school (please note: we do not accept applications from KIPP Academy students)


Who We Serve


Although the majority of our students and their families are considered low-income, this is not a requirement for admission into the program. In addition, La Vida does not take citizenship status into account when reviewing applications. All applications are evaluated and all students and families are interviewed.