National Scholarship Application Deadline: March 8th, 2017, 11:59 P.M. PST
Once you have decided that you are eligible to apply, your next step is to complete and submit your online application and supporting documents by the deadline.
Seriously – don’t miss the deadline! If you do,we cannotconsider your application.
Here is an overview of our application:
Demographic, Academic, and Financial Information
You will provide us with your demographic, academic, and financial information. This is the same information that you will include in most of your college applications.
Our scholarship is available to low-income students who cannot otherwise afford to go to college. To assess this, we need understand your financial situation.
If you’re a dependent student, we need your parents’ and your financial information to get a full picture of the family’s financial strength.
If you’re an independent student, we only need your financial information (and, if you’re married, your spouse’s) to assess your financial strength.
We will have you indicate whether you are a dependent student or an independent student and then, based on your status, you will provide:
Annual household Income;
Number in the household supported by this income; and
Number of dependents supported by this income who will attend college in 2017.
The essay prompts are:
Your Educational and Career Goals – 750 words max:
Describe your educational and career goals and explain what or who has inspired or helped shape these goals.
Excluding financial needs, what are the most significant challenges you expect to face in successfully completing college?
Overcoming Adversity – 750 words max:
Describe a challenging family or personal circumstance that has affected your achievement or participation in school, work, or community activities.
How did you overcome this challenge and what did you learn from the experience above?
We ask you to provide the contact information from someone who knows you well and has served in one of these roles for you: a teacher, counselor, mentor, coach, employer, community leader, or religious leader. Your reference must be at least 21 years of age and must not be related to you.
As part of your application, you must upload the following documents by March 8th, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time:
1. DACA or TPS application or approval:
A copy of your DACA or TPS approval letter; OR
The receipt for your submission of your DACA or TPS application or your EAD card; OR
The Declaration of DACA Eligibility – click here for the form
For high school graduates, a copy of your official high school transcript or high school equivalency diploma, test scores (If available), and information detailing your previously earned college credits (if applicable).
For community college graduates, a copy of your official community college transcript.
Note: Your application is not complete until all required documents are uploaded.