This is an opportunity for a hardworking, financially disadvantaged student to have all costs covered for our 13-week ACT prep program.
- 3.8 or above weighted GPA
- An official ACT score (The score does not matter. We just need a baseline score. Last year’s winner started with a 17.)
- Completed or be currently enrolled in both Algebra 2 and Geometry
- Receive free or reduced lunch
- Have a teacher or administrator vouch that he or she has an excellent academic work ethic. (The teacher or administrator does NOT need to write a letter of recommendation. We will reach out to the teacher or the administrator if the student is a finalist.)
- Plan on starting at a four-year college or university
- Students must sign up for and take the ACTs and Mock ACT designated for that class (must be paid for on his or her own or use a voucher).
- All applicants must submit a one-minute video convincing us of these three things:
- The applicant has a successful academic history.
- The applicant is a role model to his or her peers.
- The applicant will do his or her best to be an exemplary student in our program.
- All applicants must be able to make the following commitments that are required of all students (scholarship and non-scholarship) who do our program:
- be honest
- be coachable
- be committed to the following:
- Text in your goals every single day of the program (This is explained in detail in the class and takes less than one minute per day to do).
- 1.5 hours per day MINIMUM of working on ACT prep homework, with one day off per week.(The best students in our program do 1.5-2 hours per day.)
- Complete the program. Our program is challenging. Most students want to quit at some point. A student must commit to complete the program regardless of how he or she feels. If the student isn’t committed to doing what it takes to get a higher score, this program is not a good option for him or her. We have less than 5% of students quit the program. All students are capable of making it. It is just a matter of how committed the student is to follow through with his or her prep.
- Keep a “find-a-way” attitude towards hitting their goal score each week. This means that students are responsible for their scores. If students simply go through the motions, they will not increase their scores. Students have to fight to find a way up, over, around, or straight through whatever obstacles are in their way of getting their goal score.
The criterion we will use to decide the winner of the scholarship:
- Who is most likely to be successful in our program?
- Who has worked the hardest and the smartest up to this point to set themselves up for success in life?
- Who is trying their best to live his or her life as a great person?
The deadline to submit the application and video is one month prior to the start date of the class they are applying for. The winner will be announced two weeks prior to the start of the class.