Four students on stage with a colorful background at the CultureX show

Founded on the principles of pluralism and inclusion, Brandeis University is a place where exceptional young minds from diverse backgrounds come together to form a unique and vibrant campus community. Our annual Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity (SEED) program celebrates multiculturalism and justice at our dynamic university.  

The SEED application is open! Apply by Friday, September 8, to join us on campus from Friday, October 20, through Saturday, October 21.

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SEED attendees will be invited to campus Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21, and will attend Fall for Brandeis Day on October 21 as a part of the SEED program. Full travel scholarships are provided to cover the cost of transportation to and from Brandeis, and all meals are provided. 

Why attend SEED?

  • Meet distinguished faculty and current Brandeis student leaders 
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the college admissions process
  • Attend an evaluative admissions interview to support your application to Brandeis
  • Engage in cross-cultural, intersectional dialogue
  • Explore campus and our hometown of Waltham


You must be a rising high school senior and currently reside in the United States to be eligible to attend SEED.  One parent/guardian must be able to join you for the event, and they will be invited to attend sessions to learn more about Brandeis and our community. Preference will be given to students who are underrepresented in higher education, which may include:

  • First-generation (parent/guardian has not completed a bachelor’s degree)
  • Low-income/Under-resourced

How to apply

You must fill out a short application and provide a copy of your high school transcript (unofficial copies are accepted) to be considered for SEED. 

The SEED program is made possible by a generous grant from the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice.