General Program Information

Award amounts range from $500 to $5,000, which include any matching funds from the college or university.

Applicants entering college as a first-year student in Fall 2017 are eligible to apply for an Award that can be renewed for up to four years.

Criteria for Renewing an Award

Scholars currently enrolled in the Program are eligible to renew their Award if they:

  • Maintained a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Attended school full-time for the entire academic year
  • Attended all events and Sessions conducted by the Program (Scholars attending school out of state or the local area are not required to attend in person)
  • Volunteered a minimum of 20 hours of community service
  • Plan to be enrolled full-time for the entire 2017-18 academic year
  • Submit a renewal application and participate in a renewal interview