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President's Welcome

Dear Friends of ASSIST,

I’d like to welcome you to the ASSIST website. No matter what your relationship with ASSIST looks like, we’re honored you’ve stopped by to find out more about the ASSIST organization and mission.

Since 1969, ASSIST has identified, placed, and supported 5,050 of the world’s leading scholars from 53 countries at many of America’s top independent secondary schools.

Our students are the heart of our mission. Each year, 90% or more complete honors or high honors work. Each ASSIST Scholar makes contributions to their school’s extracurricular programs. Throughout their year in America, they also serve as effective cultural ambassadors of their own country and heritage. They build relationships and start conversations that make the world a more compassionate, richly intertwined place.

Though the legacy of achievement of ASSIST Scholars is legendary, our story is founded even more permanently in the friendships and relationships that future leaders build over time. While our scholars have impressive resumes, they’re also warm and engaging. Peers, teachers, and host families are delighted to welcome these students into their classrooms, homes, and lives.

Our website is organized by constituent, so it’s as easy as possible for you to find the information you’re looking for. Whether you’re a scholarship candidate, a prospective school, a potential donor, or a proud alum, there is a place here for you.

I hope you will write to me if I can be more informative or share my perspective of the power of the ASSIST experience.

With best regards,

Bob Stanley