This scholarship is for high school seniors and students who will be attending a college or university in the United States as a freshman during the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants who are currently not seniors in high school (e.g., students who are taking a gap year or adults returning to school), but applicants who will be considered incoming freshmen are eligible to apply. Applicants should have demonstrated outstanding personal achievements, academic merit, leadership qualities and/or community service. Special consideration will be noted for applicants: who have parents that are United States veterans or are currently in the U.S. military; with a demonstrated financial need; with parents who did not attend college; or with a documented significant disability. To be considered for this scholarship, an applicant is required to: be a freshman in the 2021-2022 academic year and anticipate enrolling at a U.S. accredited college/university in the 2021-2022 academic year. Have a cumulative, un-weighted grade point average between 3.7 and 4.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Students not on a 4.0 grading scale must convert their GPA to a 4.0 scale before submitting an application to the Foundation. Have a minimum SAT score of 1300 (out of 1600) or a minimum ACT score of 27. However, if you did not take the SAT or the ACT because the school you will be attending in the fall of 2021 does not require such test scores, please so indicate in the application form. The Foundation will verify this with the school prior to any award. Have at least two reference letters, one of which must be from a current or former teacher in an academic subject. Submit personal statements as further described in this application. Have applied to a U.S. college/university, either full-time or substantial part-time, and plan to enroll in a minimum of two terms for the school year (verified by submitting a copy of the acceptance letter from the college or university as soon such acceptance letter is available). Submit to interviews in person or by phone/Skype, if requested. References (List two people from whom you have requested a letter of reference. These people should know you well, and one must be from a current or former teacher in an academic subject.) You may also use reference letters from your college admission process. Please ask your recommenders to submit their reference letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the recommenders send in their letters.
an undergraduate student
a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school