Nominate a Student

If you are a student or the parent or guardian of a student who is interested in our program, please visit this link.


Nominations are a way for teachers, principals, and other community members to identify motivated students who would benefit from Steppingstone’s tuition-free, college access program. Students apply to Steppingstone in fourth or fifth grade, and must also be Boston residents. 

After a nomination is received, Steppingstone will send the student and family more information, including a link to the online application and a list of our Family Information Meetings, with both in-person and virtual options. Nominated students are encouraged, but not required, to apply to Steppingstone. A nomination does not guarantee acceptance.

Please click here to submit a nomination. Up to three students may be submitted online at a time- If you would like to nominate more than three students online, please refresh the page after you submit. We will begin accepting applications for the 2022-2023 season in the Fall. If you have any questions, call Claire Serrano at 857-315-5001.

To inform students and their families about Steppingstone:

  • A Steppingstone representative will reach out to you to request a visit with your nominated students in November or December.
  • We encourage you to speak with the students/families you are nominating and encourage them to attend a Steppingstone information session.
  • When the application becomes available, check in with your nominees’ family about completing the application and, if applicable, complete the teacher recommendation form (separate from the nomination).