How to Apply

Applications to A Better Chance in Darien are received in two ways:

  • By applying through the National A Better Chance program here 
  • By applying directly to A Better Chance in Darien.  Please email to request an application. Please note, applications are due to us by February 1 for the next school year.

As we review applications, we look for specific criteria which includes: demonstrated motivation, academic achievement (tests scores and grades), excellence as reflected in recommendations, demonstrated leadership skills, independence, readiness to leave home, and strengths and passions apart from academics.

Thank you for your interest in A Better Chance in Darien!

2023/24 Important Dates:    

  • February 1, 2024 - Applications due
  • TBD March 2024 - In-Person Scholar Interview Weekend