Individual Application

Individual student eligibility criteria:

Low-income students from any ethnic background are eligible to apply after being identified by or referred to the Foundation. Low-income status is determined by one or more of the following indicators:

  • Family income: at the lowest 25th percentile of incomes in the region
  • Parents’ occupation: unskilled, semiskilled or clerical
  • Parents’ level of education: less than a college degree
  • Student eligible for the National School Lunch Program
  • Family eligible for food stamps and/or government assistance

Priority is given to low income students who are:

  • Motivated and have shown academic potential
  • From under-represented ethnic minority groups (American Indians or Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders) as defined by the National Institutes of Health–although students from any ethnic group are encouraged to apply
  • First generation college students
  • Experiencing family hardships: parent(s) deceased or disabled, incarcerated, or with substance abuse problems
  • Are in (or have been in) the foster care system

Grant application for individual students:

The Foundation will provide the application for individual students.