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.
You can apply for the Scholarship by clicking here:
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.
While we will consider your GPA and extracurricular activities in selecting finalists, the most important part of your application are your two essays.
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
2. Financial Documents (if available):
A copy of the first two pages of your parents’ most recently filed IRS Form 1040, if available; OR
If you are financially independent, provide a copy of the first two pages of your most recently filed IRS Form 1040, if available; OR
Other financial documents that will verify your income.
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.