Individual Applications

Individual Applications

Individual applications are by referral only (i.e., low-income students become eligible to apply after being identified by or referred to our foundation. We provide the application to those who qualify).

Low-income status is determined by one or more of the following indicators:

• Family income is within the lowest 25th percentile of incomes in the region

• Parents’ level of education is less than a college degree

• Student eligible for the National School Lunch Program

• Family is eligible for food stamps and/or government assistance

Priority is given to low-income students who are:

• Motivated and have shown academic potential

• From underrepresented ethnic minority groups (Native American or Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander) 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 (e.g., parent(s) deceased or disabled, incarcerated, or with substance abuse problems)

• Unsheltered, or in/have been in the foster care system