UBS NextGen Leaders

Spotlight on our UBS-SEO College Scholars

Meet Lawrence

Lawrence is a Senior at Davidson College and a Film and Media Studies major from Brooklyn, NY. He started his own company, Trilla GENT, to blend his love for music and film and he hopes to change the world through his art.

Meet Heydrick

Heydrick, originally from Bronx, NY, attends Wheaton College and Dartmouth College through a dual enrollment program. He hopes to use his chemical engineering education and product development interest to promote renewable energy and energy storage in the future.


UBS NextGen Leaders is our education initiative which increases college and career success for students who are the first in their families to go to college. Through our two programs, The TalentED Project and UBS-SEO College Scholars, we support bachelor's degree attainment to drive economic opportunity.

The TalentED Project

UBS-SEO College Scholars

UBS-SEO College Scholars


Designed in partnership with SEO Scholars, this intensive college success program supports 121 African American and Hispanic/Latino young men to persist to graduation at competitive institutions. This effort is aligned with President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative.

The cohort receives individualized advising, international experience, leadership development and internship and career preparation.

One generation leading the next

A mentor's advice 

The courage to ask

On a great path

A UBS-SEO College Scholar’s Journey: Listen in as Lateef, a college junior and Marvin Henry, a senior investment consultant in our Asset Management division chat about advice they’ve received from their mentors, the importance of being brave and asking questions and charting a path for the future.

About SEO Scholars

SEO Scholars, part of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, is a free eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college - with a 95% college graduation rate. This is done through intensive, one-on-one academic, personal, and career support throughout college.

The TalentED Project


The TalentED Project is an online platform designed to match first-generation, lower-income college-goers with select institutions that are a good fit for them.

Free for all users, this relationship-based tool connects admissions recruiters with college access professionals (guidance counselors and nonprofit leaders) in order to strengthen the recruitment pipeline of high-potential students.

Finding a Good College Fit for U

About Tennessee College Access & Success Network (TCASN)

Tennessee College Access and Success Network aims to establish a college-going culture across Tennessee and works with member organizations and partners to remove barriers to higher education, promote college persistence, and increase postsecondary completion rates.