top of page
Copy of IMG_5864.HEIC

Save the Date!

BTG 2024 will be

Friday June 7th, 2024

from 5:30pm to 8:30pm!

Become an AISS Scholar!
Learn more about our

recruitment process for the

Class of 2027 below!

Achieving Greatness Award Winning Video

Achieving Greatness -- A Kristina Chatow film which tells the story of three families whose lives were changed forever by a non-profit which gives economically disadvantaged students the skills and mindset to attend college and succeed in life.


What we do

The mission of the Achievement Institute for STEM Scholars is to guide high-achieving, economically disadvantaged high school students interested in pursuing a career in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty.



STEM Career Awareness
Business Plan
Parent Education
Read More
Alumni Support

Our Impact

Why We Need AISS


Proud Partners

AISS Graduate.png

191 AISS Graduated Scholars

Attend College (2).png

Over 1,205

University Acceptances

Attend College.png


Attend College

STEM Major.png

80% Major in

STEM Subjects

STEM Careers.png

65% Have 

STEM Careers


Our Promise

AISS proposes to maintain its impressive high school graduation and college acceptance rates while doubling the number of scholars we serve. We anticipate program outcomes will increase the number of economically disadvantaged students who major and work in STEM fields.


— Jaqueline Vargas,

Class of 2019

With the help of AISS, I can confidently say that the sponsorship I got through them before even starting college, Gloria and Richard Strayer's donations helped me participate in a summer program that got me knowing the ins and outs of the UCI campus better than some of the 4th year students!


— Irene Beltran, Class of 2013

"Opportunity seemed slim as an undocumented student. However, I could always count on AISS as they offered advice & words of encouragement. They taught me to fight with what I had & be grateful for every opportunity I receive.


-Jonathan Fuentes,

Class of 2021

It's given me the skills necessary to be successful in college and also the skills necessary to be successful after college.


Damian Monroy,

Class of 2021

AISS has taught me many things ranging from business to computer science. my favorite experience so far would be the business class because I can apply the concepts not just in business but also my personal life

Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 2.12.15 PM.png
Chapman University Logo.png
ARCS logo.png
SAUSDLogo Transparent.png
edwards logo.png
NPI-Logo 2021.png
Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 10.09.25
College Essay Guy.png
bottom of page