PWC, formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers, is inviting African American high school juniors in the Philadelphia area to apply for a program that will help them explore college options.

The 2012 Impact Program is designed to develop future leaders by helping students plan for college, learn about business and accounting careers, and develop PWC mentors. Scholarship money also is available through the program, which operates with a series of workshops.

The program seeks juniors with a 3.2 grade-point or B average, with strong leadership skills and plans to attend college after high school.

The company said that, since the program was launched in 2008, all of its graduates have gotten into college and have received more than $18 million in scholarships.

The program graduated about 50 students in 2009; a company spokeswoman said that 120 to 150 are expected to be chosen for the 2012 program.

The application deadline is Thursday. For more information, call 1-877-934-6722 or go to    - Roslyn Rudolph